This is the era, you may remember, when Ramsay was chasing his third Michelin star and was truly at the top of his game, turning out faultless and elegant French classics from an unforgiving kitchen.
Bourdain goes on to enjoy what he describes as one of the best meals of his life, moving through four “extraordinary” courses, including a classic Ramsay lobster ravioli and a sumptuous braised shin of beef topped with truffle and foie gras that Bourdain describes as “one of the best things I’ve eaten, ever.”
Interestingly, Bourdain describes Ramsay at the time as “not a name brand – he’s a hands on chef,” which as we all know, was soon to change.
It’s a great insight into just what a good chef Ramsay really is. Watch below and enjoy.