Since 2003, Alexandre Gauthier has been the chef at La Grenouillere, a sixteenth-century farmhouse by the river Canche. There, he creates a highly personal cuisine, a snapshot of every season. Powerful, warm, sensuous, earthy yet delicate, it rests on the building blocks of a classic French cuisine that he has stripped of its formality and unnecessary intricacies. Gauthier has received the distinction of being named a Chevalier de L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres from the French government and is one of the leading figures of new European cooking. Through this book, he offers a hundred of his culinary creations to read, to cook, to consider. Superb photographs by Marie Pierre Morel showcase Gauthier's food and the beauty of the region, where La Grenouillere has become an important destination for foodlovers from all over the world.
Alexandre Gauthier is the chef-owner of La Grenouillere, located in La Madelaine-sous-Montreuil in the Pas-de-Calais department of France. In 2007 he opened Froggy's Tavern, a modern grill restaurant also in Montreuil-sur-Mer, followed in 2009 by Les Grandes tables du Channel, his new restaurant in Calais. Alexandre Gauthier is a regular speaker at culinary festivals and seminars worldwide and has twice been invited to cook at Fou de France- an event that showcases promising French talent.