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).