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Monday Mise en Place: Five French Culinary Masters To Cook For James Beard

Me and J-Ro

It’s another day and another fundraiser for the James Beard Foundation.  This one isn’t even in Las Vegas, but it involves five guys with joints here in town, so I thought I’d give it a mention.  You may have heard of them; Alain Ducasse, Francois Payard, Joël Robuchon, Guy Savoy and Jean-Georges [...]

Hanging Out At The (Garden of the Gods) Pool With Francois Payard

“My dream is to make the most beautiful pastry shop in the world.”

How refreshing is a statement like that to hear?  Not the biggest, the most profitable or even the most talked about…but “the most beautiful.”  The legendary Francois Payard had me at hello when I recently got to chat one-on-one with him in the [...]