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Claudine Pépin's restaurant

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Wow, I made it to 100 posts.

Jacques Pépin's mentioned near the end of his memoirs (The Apprentice) that his daughter Claudine was marrying a chef and was preparing to open a restaurant of her own in Oregon(?).

Does anyone know if this ever happened, and if so, where's the restaurant?

Just being curious…


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From: http://www.aglink.org/consumer/events/ddguestchefs.php

Rolland Wesen

Executive Chef

Rivers in Portland, Oregon

A recent arrival of Portland, Rolland brings eight years of New York City experience to the table from a diverse set of restaurants including Gramercy Tavern, The Rainbow Room, L'Absinthe, Union Pacific, and The Pearl Oyster Bar. As an Executive Chef, Rolland operated Jacques Brasserie, a traditional French Brasserie in the Upper East Side, as well as Demoarco, a fine dining, Northern Italian restaurant in Nantucket, MA. Rolland had also worked internationally at the Michelin Guide three star Restaurant Troisgros in south of France, and Michelin Guide one star Soho in London.

The lure of literally greener pastures and fresher ingredients brought Rolland and his wife Claudine Pepin from New York City in November of 2002. He describes the Pacific Northwest as a "Chef's Paradise", and strives to utilize as much as the local, seasonal produce as possible in his cooking.

Rivers

0470 SW Hamilton Court

Portland, OR 97239

503-802-5850

Rivers Restaurant

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Claudine did get married in the Yale Chapel and her father made the luncheon afterward .. read it in the NYT when it happened ..

the article by Julia Moskin in Celebrity Weddings, NYT :biggrin:

Ms. Pépin said she found Mr. Wesen to be ''different from most chefs -- very mellow.'' But he has his proper side, too. In February 2002 Mr. Wesen asked her parents for her hand by letter. No one was more surprised at Ms. Pépin's choice of a chef than the bride's father ...Her father, whose cooking style, like his accent, remains thickly, joyfully French, had prepared two of her favorites -- a rich pâté of pheasant and truffles, and thin slices of salt-cured pork tenderloin. He also cooked an extraordinary cheese gougères (a specialty of his native Burgundy) -- crusty outside and custardy within. His wedding punch, a spicy rum concoction, was not classically French but proved to be popular with the guests, including Mr. Pépin's old friends and fellow chefs Alain Sailhac and André Soltner.

Wow! What a beautiful day that must have been!

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I haven't been to Rivers yet, but the word is that Rollie''s food is very good.

Jim

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Claudine did get married in the Yale Chapel and her father made the luncheon afterward .. read it in the NYT when it happened ..

the article by Julia Moskin in Celebrity Weddings, NYT :biggrin:

Ms. Pépin said she found Mr. Wesen to be ''different from most chefs -- very mellow.'' But he has his proper side, too. In February 2002 Mr. Wesen asked her parents for her hand by letter. No one was more surprised at Ms. Pépin's choice of a chef than the bride's father ...Her father, whose cooking style, like his accent, remains thickly, joyfully French, had prepared two of her favorites -- a rich pâté of pheasant and truffles, and thin slices of salt-cured pork tenderloin. He also cooked an extraordinary cheese gougères (a specialty of his native Burgundy) -- crusty outside and custardy within. His wedding punch, a spicy rum concoction, was not classically French but proved to be popular with the guests, including Mr. Pépin's old friends and fellow chefs Alain Sailhac and André Soltner.

Wow! What a beautiful day that must have been!

I recently heard that they had their first child. Can't remember the gender. So Jaques is a grand-pere.

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I recently heard that they had their first child.  Can't remember the gender.  So Jaques is a grand-pere.

Mazal tov! :biggrin:

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SAVEUR Texas Hill Country Wine & Food Festival • April 7 - 10, 2005

SATURDAY, APRIL 9

Sparkling Breakfast with Claudine Pepin and Roland Wesen

8:15 a.m.-9:15 a.m.

Location: Four Seasons Hotel

Ticket Price: $100 

schedule

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