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Pierre Gagnaire (Paris) – The Unusual Summer

“Do you remember the desserts? When they filled the table full of plates?” It is a shared memory for those who have worked through a Pierre Gagnaire tasting menu – a moment equal parts excitement and exhaustion – staring at an haute abyss. The servers, highly choreographed, endlessly dispense dishes on the table where many smaller plates orbit their larger counterparts. It is an overwhelming onslaught of food, ideas, and force – the triumph and downfall of Pierre Gagnaire – captured in one final course.

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