Michel Roth, The Ritz’s Chef, Olivier Desquet, the hotel’s Pastries Chef, and Stéphane Verdille, Chef of The Consulate General of France in New York, all gave the beat: transform the Pink Salon of 934 into a starred restaurant. An audacious bet well won! In the presence of some 100 guests, the chefs held a wonderful display of their savoir-faire. Thus tantalizing the senses, they proved, once again, that French Gastronomy – far from being an empty expression – is part of all Humanity’s heritage.
Speech by the Consul general of France in New York Mr. Philippe Lalliot.