Alain Passard is a chef who has been deeply attached to his stoves for almost 35 years. The Chef is a world-class rôtisseur, who, for years, has followed what his grandmother passed down to him: a passion for flames and slow-cooking meat at low temperatures. This is the passion that led Arpège to become one of the leading rôtisseries in Paris, having been recognized with important awards since 1996.
By the early 2000s, he experienced a deep rift in his creativity. He rediscovered the garden — its fruits, its vegetables —and realized that he had never given the vegetables the room they deserved in his dishes. He decided to change course and give vegetables the center stage in his culinary creations.
Since then, Alain Passard has been creating his dishes around vegetables. Quickly, the Chef became the owner of two gardens that supply organic vegetables for Arpège. A true achievement and the very best way to rediscover each season’s gifts!
“At L’Arpège, every ingredient comes with its own passport and provenance, and we know the experts behind all our products: gardeners, cheese makers, livestock breeders, fishermen, etc. I love working with people I know and trust!”Alain Passard