Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux, Patrick Henriroux, the son of farmers from Haute-Saône, keeps faith with traditional produce, in particular vegetables from the Rhone valley.
Having completed his hotel management studies at the Lycée Lumière, Luxeuil-les-Bains (Haute-Saône), he worked in the kitchens of numerous Michelin-starred kitchens, including the Auberge Bressane, Hostellerie du Château d’As, Hôtel du Goyen, and Restaurant Georges Blanc. Having become the owner of La Pyramide Fernand Point, he gained 2 Michelin stars through skill, enthusiasm and an abundance of energy.
What was your most moving culinary experience?
My first meal at Frédy Girardet’s in Crissier showed me that great cuisine was a total experience: reception, service, a smile and pleasantness. Not forgetting first-rate cuisine.
The most amusing kitchen incident you ever witnessed?
The day I almost killed my boss, Henri Aubrée, in the Château d’As in Beaume-les-Dames. He was a bit of a loud mouth, and a hefty bloke too. I threw a handful of Cayenne pepper onto the stove. He had a sudden allergic reaction and was left gasping for breath. Fortunately, it frightened us more than it hurt him.
Your best piece of advice for amateur chefs?
Make food that can be shared. With one-dish meals that everyone can enjoy.
- 2 Michelin stars | La Pyramide Fernand Point
14, boulevard Fernand Point
38200 Vienne (Isère)
+ 33 (0) 4 74 53 01 96