“I want to liberate good French cuisine from the dogma that it’s something you only find in expensive hotels…” says Bertrand Grébaut about his restaurant Septime opened in 2011.
Grébaut probably inherited his urge to break free from structures from his vocational training, which was rather unusual for a chef. Before discovering his passion for cooking, he studied literature and graphic design. He trained under very renowned chefs such as 3 Alain Passard, before making a name for himself at L’Agapé as head chef. In 2009, Grébaut – aged just 28 – was the youngest chef in France to be rewarded a star by the Michelin Guide. He took one year out to travel through Asia to nourish his inspiration and when he returned, decided to open Septime with his partner Théo Pourriat in charge of the fabulous selection of wines. His dishes are balanced, spontaneous and natural. Every course is pure poetry.