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Michelin Star Chefs are coming for Lunch, and I am the one who is cooking

There are some questions I would never dare to ask, but might perhaps do so over a glass of wine. What questions would you ask the chefs ?

asked by Your Guardian Chef about 1 year ago
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Nancy

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added about 1 year ago

What a wonderful opportunity! Unless this is a professional interview situation, they are not working. Let them be guests, and let the conversation evolve, over the meal.
And I speak from experience...I once had a chat over lunch with Paul Bocuse at L'Auberge du Pont des Collognes and cooked for a local (Toronto) star chef. Survived and enjoyed ;) both!

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added about 1 year ago

Thank you for your reply Nancy, can I ask what did you cook?

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Nancy

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added about 1 year ago

I was in charge if dessert and made an olive oil sponge cake from the first chez panisse cook book. It was topped with poached fresh peaches, & white wine (either in the batter or the peaches). Our guest of honor recognized the dish from just reading the book and liked it, as did the other guests.

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AntoniaJames

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added about 1 year ago

Wow, that's really interesting, Nancy. I'm impressed! (I want to try that recipe, too. I have the book but have not made that cake . . . yet. I bet it would be nice with pears.) ;o)

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Nancy

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added about 1 year ago

Here's the original Olive oil Sauternes cake, and a variation with pears:
http://www.minnesotamonthly...
http://www.gourmettraveller...

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AntoniaJames

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added about 1 year ago

With Sauternes, no less?! Yes, please! Thank you, Nancy, for posting the links. ;o)

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Nancy

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added about 1 year ago

Yes, Antonia, Sauternes! I forgot that when I posted the first answer, but it really makes a dessert more complex than the usual cake and definitely celebration-worthy...

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sexyLAMBCHOPx

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added about 1 year ago

Ketchup. Yea or Neh.

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added about 1 year ago

Might have it on the table to break the tension (mine) with a good laugh

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sexyLAMBCHOPx

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added about 1 year ago

LOL. Add a bottle of French yellow mustard as well. BTW - I love both.

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added about 1 year ago

Kids, hobbies, next vacation.

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added about 1 year ago

Next vacation is a good idea, certainly a destination to keep in mind for gourmet travel planner

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ChefJune

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added about 1 year ago

I've had that experience. Didn't (and don't recommend) having an "agenda." They are "just people," and pretty much anything you'd talk about with other friends is on the table.

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added about 1 year ago

Thank you, I agree. I wouldn't be able to focus on food and agenda!

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added 12 months ago

The event has been posted on my website:
http://yourguardianchef...

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Susan W

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added 12 months ago

I thoroughly enjoyed reading about your adventure. The food looked beautiful and your tables were set perfectly. I'm glad you scrapped the cars. :) They were cute in a humorous way, but the dessert you served was so vibrant looking. Nice job all around.

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AntoniaJames

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added 12 months ago

Extraordinary and evidently quite a success. Congratulations! Just amazing (and so impressive). ;o)

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Nancy

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added 12 months ago

Looks like all the planning, recipe testing and thought paid off in a glorious, satisfying afternoon...there is a sense of abundance and joy in the sequence and the courses...just lovely!

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added 12 months ago

Thank you so much for your support! I am actually planning to do it again, it was so much fun.
In January Arnaud is starting his TV show Hell's Kitchen on TMC France, and I am sure it will be great fun. They were both great guests.
You know what was the best outcome of the experience: Going shopping for food.
As soon as I mentioned I had Michelin Star Chefs for lunch I would have the best customer service and products!
Now I know the right people at the right places!!!

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added 12 months ago

Christophe feedback is out on My Guest Book:
http://yourguardianchef...