1998 BEST NEW CHEF AWARD PROFILE
Born in the Auvergne, France. Worked at Ledoyen, Paris; Potel & Chabot, Moscow; Troisgros, Roanne, France; C.T., New York City.
HOW HE GOT INTO COOKING
"I was very bad at school; I had no choice."
FIRST FOOD MEMORY
"Grandmother's quail with raisins and foie gras, my favorite dish when I was eight."
The 1870 edition of Brillat-Savarin's Physiology of Taste.
FAVORITE PLACE TO EAT
Brasserie Lipp, Paris.
Caipirinhas, the potent Brazilian drink made with sugarcane liquor and lime juice.
WEIRDEST FOOD HE'S EVER EATEN
Snake, in Africa.
"Russian food will get really popular one day."
FAVORITE 1 A.M. MEAL
Country bread with melted mozzarella and tapenade.
Spicy chicken wings.
When you crush garlic, cover it in plastic wrap first to keep your cutting board from smelling.
WON BEST NEW CHEF AT
: Palace Court, Las Vegas (closed)
1032 Lexington Ave. New York, NY, United States
Shop 301, Level 3, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, China
BLT Burger Hong Kong
Shop B224A, Times Square, 1 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay Hong Kong, China
The Mirage, 3400 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
The W Atlanta Downtown, 45 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. Atlanta, Georgia, United States
The Ritz-Carlton Charlotte, 110 North College St. Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Shop G62, Ground Floor, Ocean Terminal Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
The Betsy Hotel, 1440 Ocean Dr. Miami Beach, Florida, United States
Ritz-Carlton San Juan Hotel, 6961 Avenida los Gobernadores Carolina, Puerto Rico
Camelback Inn, 5402 E. Lincoln Dr. Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
45 Rockefeller Plaza New York, NY, United States
LT Burger Bryant Park
8 W. 40th St. New York, NY, United States
LT Burger Sag Harbor
62 Main St. Sag Harbor, NY, United States
Manrey Hotel, Calle Uruguay Panama City, Panama
24 RECIPES BY LAURENT TOURONDEL
Marinated Carrot Salad with Ginger and Sesame Oil
Peach-Apricot Cobbler with Almond Ice Milk
Spinach Caesar Salad
Thai Crab-and-Green-Mango Salad
Warm Leek, Asparagus and Potato Salad
Asian-Style Spicy Coleslaw
Caribbean Jerk Chicken
Cheddar BLT Burgers with Tarragon Russian Dressing
Fried Green Tomatoes
Fennel and Arugula Salad with Pecorino Toscano
Grilled Vegetable Bruschetta
Potato Salad with Bacon and Barbecue Sauce
Smoky Strip Steaks with Chimichurri Sauce
Tourondel's Semi-Smoked Salmon with Apple Broth
Tangy Cabbage Slaw with Golden Raisins
Bacon and Tomato Salad
Almond Ice Milk
Cajun-Spiced Shrimp and Corn Salad
Four Cheese-Stuffed Portobellos
Hot Cheddar-Garlic Rolls
Green Tomato Salsa
BUY BOOKS BY LAURENT TOURONDEL
Go Fish: Fresh Ideas for American Seafood
Fresh from the Market: Seasonal Cooking with Laurent Tourondel
Bistro Laurent Tourondel: New American Bistro Cooking