Fathom Questionnaire

Meet the Chef: Eric Ripert

by Eric Ripert

Eric cooking on the line at Le Bernardin.

Hometown: New York.

Occupation: Chef and co-owner of Le Bernardin.

Favorite destinations: Caribbean, the Rockies, South America, Asia.... 

Dying to visit: Bodh Gaya, India.

Bizarre travel rituals: Immediately putting in my earplugs and my eye mask on.

In-flight relaxation regime: SLEEPING! 

Always in carry-on: A hoodie for the flight.

Concierge or DIY? Friends! 

See it all or take it easy? Take it easy. 

Drive or be driven? Be driven.

Travel hero: Indiana Jones.

Weirdest thing seen on travels: roasted dogs at a market in Hanoi. 

Best hotel amenity: a spa.

I dream about my meal at _________ (Far too many to choose.)

Everywhere I go, I check out the restaurants and local food.

When I arrive in a new place, I learn the lay of the land by being guided.

I always bring home buddhas! 

If I never return to __________, it'll be too soon because __________________. (You can't think like that - every place you visit is an experience.)

I travel for the inspiration, for fun, and sometimes for business.


Website: Le Bernardin
YouTube Reserve: On the Table with Eric Ripert
Blog: aveceric.com
Twitter: @ericripert
Facebook: chefericripert

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