We were delighted to catch up with Gordon Ramsay last week at the launch of his new restaurant in Bordeaux, Le Pressoir d’Argent. He was on fine form and looking fit for his forthcoming Ironman challenge (not something we know much about) and many of his London team were there.
Clare Smyth, the three Michelin star chef from his eponymous restaurant in Chelsea, gave us a tour of the impressive kitchen, along with our old friend Stuart, the group MD, and Nicolas, the Food and Beverage Director, and Angelika, the wine co-ordinator in London.
Talking of wine, as you do, I was quoted by the Telegraph’s Henry Samuel in his article about English sparkling wine being served in Bordeaux at Le Pressoir. “The reality is that I don’t think the French would order one” I said, “but would be very happy to be served one if somebody else is buying because they’re quite conservative. There will be curiosity to try it.”