Magazine article The Spectator

Travelling with. . .Raymond Blanc

Magazine article The Spectator

Travelling with. . .Raymond Blanc

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Name: Raymond Blanc

Age: 59

Position/company: Chef-Patron at Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons in Oxfordshire

Lives: Oxford Favourite hotel Hotel Le Club Cavaliere in France. It has its own private beach just a few steps from the hotel bedrooms. I can completely relax and unwind there.

Favourite restaurant Louis XV in Monte Carlo. It is one of the most luxurious restaurants, lined with gold leaf, in the heart of Monaco. However, as soon as you walk in, there is a sense of discreet luxury and you are overwhelmed by the warmest welcome and the perfect service. Alain Ducasse is the best chef in terms of Provencal cuisine. His excellence is inspired by tradition and the use of his region's finest ingredients.

Favourite city I have three: London for its theatres, Paris for its romance, beauty and grand elegance, and New York for its all-day eating and shopping. …

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