Admirers of French chef Alain Passard’s world-renowned cuisine, which pays homage to the artistry of Mother Nature, now have the chance to use the same raw ingredients in their own kitchens.
With restaurants in France currently under restrictions to contain the spread of the coronavirus, Passard has made the seasonal produce of his Arpège restaurant's vegetable gardens available for customers to cook with at home.
The Panier d’Alain is the vegetable box offering that provides people with the seasonal produce that the legendary chef himself uses as the starting point for his plant-based 'cuisine d'excellence' at his 3-Michelin-star restaurant in Paris.
On his site ‘Les Paniers d’Alain Passard’, the chef wrote: “To avoid routine, Nature has created the seasons...! Let's stop crossing the seasons in the pan. A season is a date. What a joy to offer our senses four different cookbooks each year. Our gardeners compose your baskets for you with the most beautiful 100% natural treasures from the Arpège vegetable gardens. The composition varies depending on what nature has offered us.”
Each box is put together personally by the Arpège gardeners, with each containing 4-5kg of fruit and vegetables from the terroir of the vegetable gardens of Gros Chesnay (Sarthe) and Bois Giroult (Eure).