kei kobayashi

“When i first came here, the airport bus dropped me off at the arc de Triomphe! I had never heard of it, the Eiffel Tower, or the Louvre. This was in December, so the Champs Élysées had its christmas ligth. Magical! …more in

He is Dazzled by Versailles

“I´ve visited the Château de Versailles several times. It´s magnificent, even if such opulence is far removed from the Japanese favouring mystery and suggestion.”

“I adore the classicism of certain Parisian cafes, with their old-fashioned service and atmosphere, I especially like the Café de Flore, where the espresso is served in tiny pichers”

“I live in the 7th, near Eiffel Tower, which I greatly admire. On my way home from work I often stop at Place de la Concorde, when it´s calm and peaceful, jut to see the tower when the lights begin to sparkle.”

He Worked with Alain Ducasse

“I spent  seven years with Alain Ducasse at the Plaza Athénée when it won its 2nd and 3rd stars. In addition to unique gastronomy, it has the most beautiful decor I know. Both classic and modern: The Perfect recipe