Posted 17 December 2002 - 09:11 PM
What do you most fondly remember about Gilbert? I have VHS tapes of a Pierre Franey show taped in 1989-90(?). Two of the episodes featured Le Bernadin. I dug them out tonight hoping to see the younger Ripert in action. Alas, the segments were apparently taped when the restaurant was closed--no one in the background. However, Gilbert was superb doing a scallop with sorral in one and poaching medallions in the other.
--Lester Bangs via Bruce Sterling
Posted 23 December 2002 - 08:33 AM
We became very good friends rapidly. Before he hired me, I went on vacation in Italy and Spain and he asked me if I would show him Barcelona, Madrid and San Sebastian. He joined me in Barcelona....what an exhausting and fun vacation! Once I started at Le Bernardin, we already had created a relationship.