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Hélène Darroze

Biography

French-born chef Hélène Darroze draws inspiration from the ingredients of her native Les Landes and the French Pays Basques. Her passion for sourcing the finest produce translates into unrivalled culinary experiences at her three restaurants; JOIA, a stylish brasserie in Paris’ second arrondissement, two Michelin starred Hélène Darroze at The Connaught in London and Marsan by Hélène Darroze on the Left Bank, Rue d’Assas, Paris.

French-born chef Hélène Darroze draws inspiration from the ingredients of her native Les Landes and the French Pays Basques. Her passion for sourcing the finest produce translates into unrivalled culinary experiences at her three restaurants; JOIA, a stylish brasserie in Paris’ second arrondissement, two Michelin starred Hélène Darroze at The Connaught in London and Marsan by Hélène Darroze on the Left Bank, Rue d’Assas, Paris.

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What is your favorite NYC restaurant? And what is your go-to dish? Madame Vo a Vietnamese restaurant, I go every time I’m in NYC. Their Phô is a must, particularly for my girls who love it. What is your favorite beverage? Every kind of Japanese green tea; Sencha, Bencha, Gyokuro and Genmaïcha What three things are always in your pantry? Pasta, jam from my friend Christine Ferber and Caprice des Dieux, a popular commercial cheese in France – the kind of guilty pleasure I am not proud of… If you weren't a chef, what would you be? A doctor and I would work for an NGO If you could cook with anyone, who would that be? Michelle Obama