The world-renowned French chef behind the eponymous Pierre Gagnaire brand, who has his eyes on Dubai
This year, I am looking forward to the launch of Pierre’s Bistrot & Bar, in Dubai. It’s opening soon on the Promenade Level at Dubai Festival City.
For me, cuisine is alive and my role is to give an ingredient even greater presence, more soul, whether or not it is new, whether or not it is well-known to me, or I have just discovered it. I transform it, bring out its beauty, while respecting its true nature. These nuances are inexpressible in words, they can only be tasted.
In my opinion, when describing a dish, the poetry of words transforms into ﬂavours. The visual impact and colours upon the plate are lost in a lively, everevolving emotion.
Guided by the pull of un principe d’émotions , I have made cuisine a means of expression, a language, one I prefer to be frank and direct, with dishes that replace words in reaching straight to the heart.