FRED SIRIEIX    Book Number: 86453    Product format: Hardback

Lifting the lid on the restaurant world here are belligerent Michelin-starred chefs to Bollinger-swigging managers. Britain's best known, best loved and very handsome maître d' is here to lift the lid on life behind the scenes of the world's best restaurants. With over 25 years' experience of charming guests, French charmer Fred Sirieix has seen and heard it all and is always here to help. A great restaurant is as much about the service as the food, about the smile when you arrive, the way you are seated at your table, the glass of your favourite wine appearing as if by magic. Nothing is too much trouble and the art of perfect service must seem effortless. But what really goes on behind the scenes? Pull up a chair and settle in for the juiciest meal of your life as Fred reveals in his very French way what he has to think about and what might happen next. 'The system most commonly used in restaurants dates back to ancient times when it was used in the kitchens of palaces and castles. It relies on a strict hierarchy, which enables perfect cooperation between the kitchen and front-of-house staff, and was perfected more than a century ago by the great French chef Auguste Escoffier.' Here is the colour, the cosiness, the silverware, the white linen, sweet smelling colourful orchids, and of course delicious food and company from the host of the popular First Dates TV series. 247pp.
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ISBN 9781787130111
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