Drawing: Michel Roux

Autographed drawing of Chef Michel Roux

My culinary collection continues. French-born chef Michel Roux opened ‘Le Gavroche’ (the urchin) with his brother Alain in 1967. It became the first three-Michelin-starred restaurant in Britain and after its success they opened ‘The Waterside Inn’ in Bray, Berkshire in 1972. It became the first restaurant outside France to hold three Michelin stars for a period of 25 years.

As food critic Max Davidson wrote in 2002 ,”Nothing flash, just mouthful after mouthful of pure quality.” Among his many awards is the unique and prestigious Meilleur Ouvrier de France.

I always enjoy watching Michel Senior on the BBC 2’s SATURDAY KITCHEN and his various other television appearances. I sent him this drawing to sign, which he quickly did and returned it last week.