Arriving in Britain in 1970 and expecting to stay only a few months, PIERRE KOFFMANN is still here. Work at Le Gavroche led to his appointment as Head Chef at The Waterside Inn, where he helped the Roux brothers achieve two Michelin stars. In 1977 Pierre opened La Tante Claire in Chelsea, where he introduced Londoners to the Gascon cooking taught him by his grandmother, Camille. This venture won him three Michelin stars. Pierre's next move was to The Berkeley Hotel in Knightsbridge where, after a brief absence, he returned in 2009. True to his roots, Pierre continues to serve the classic provincial French food that has become his hallmark.
`You won't get another man like Koffmann. He walked in and the kitchen went silent. He was completely and utterly in control of everything he did. The things he executed to get flavours out of ingredients were incredible - he made me fall in love with cooking.' -- Tom Kitchin * City AM * Best Books of 2016 - 'The life's work of OFM's 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award winner, a celebration of an extraordinary 50 years in the kitchen. Here are signature dishes from perhaps the most influential chef in the country, with insights from his proteges.' * The Observer * 'It's timeless... You'd have a wonderful year - and learn a lot - if you just decided to cook your way through this.' -- Diana Henry * Daily Telegraph *