Raymond Blanc
The Travel Diaries · 32 minutes ·

Raymond Blanc

On today’s season finale, I’m joined by one of the world’s greatest chefs, Raymond Blanc.

Raymond had a very humble start to life in rural France and his journey to opening Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, the internationally-renowned Cotswolds country house hotel where he’s been the chef patron since it opened in 1984 is nothing short of extraordinary. For half of his life he’s held two Michelin stars - the only chef in the UK to have retained two stars for so long. And of course in time, with his success, he has travelled the world, and has many stories to tell. 

I spoke to Raymond at the Cheval Three Quays apartments, looking out at the London skyline. I don’t think I’ve ever met somebody overflowing with as much passion and joie de vivre as Raymond. It came as no surprise to hear that 34 of his protégés have gone on to win their own Michelin stars, including Marco Pierre White and Michael Caines. His passion is infectious.

Destination recap:

  • Franche-Comté, France
  • Switzerland
  • Provence, France
  • Besançon, France
  • Kuching, Malaysia 
  • Japanese Tea House Garden, Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, England
  • Barocay, Philippines 
  • Hong Kong
  • Nice, Provence, France

Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons celebrates 35 years this year.

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