I prefer certain foods more than others—like seafood.
What is your favourite view of Paris?
Notre Dame de Paris without a doubt.
If Paris were a dish, in your opinion, what dish would it be?
Rather than a dish, I think Paris would be the “bovine movement”—three different variations of bovine meat: beef bone marrow, veal sweetbread and veal confit.
If you could choose any place (with a view) to set up your kitchen, where would it be?
Villa Santo Sospir, Jean Cocteau's house located in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat on the French Riviera. Jean Cocteau was a famous French poet, artist and filmmaker. Villa Santo Sospir is a house full of art and history with wonderful views over the Mediterranean.
The craziest place you've ever eaten at?
Villa Santo Sospir.
Your detox recipe for January?
Minced prawns with lemon pulp, cucumber, radish, Combava zest and a drizzle of marjoram oil.
What's your advice to start the year?
Simply to be at peace with yourself.
THE ingredient of 2015?
It won't be just one ingredient but a “back to the basics” philosophy.
The dish that will embody 2015?
More than just a dish, I think it'll be the spider crab cooked in three different ways.
If you could cook for just one person, who would it be?
Jean Cocteau, Dali, Picasso, Jacques Brel, Edith Piaf, Andy Warhol, Futura 2000, Steph Cop, Alëxone, Moya, Leonardo DiCaprio and the Queen of England.