2022

PIERRE GAGNAIRE

With the Korian group and the Trigano family, creation of a new concept of living spaces for seniors called Casa Barbara (in Levallois-Perret) .

The Duende in Nîmes obtains a 2nd star.

Opening of Âma Terra at the Villa Saint-Ange hotel in Aix-en-Provence.

NEWS

Death of Elizabeth TT, Queen of the United Kingdom, Mikhail
Gorbachev, Jean-Luc Godard, Pierre Soulages and Jerry Lee Lewis

SPORT

ASSE, the Club of my heart goes down to the 2nd division...

CINEMA

The anticipation film Soleil Vert takes place in 2022...

LITERATURE

Release of the book "Les Sacrifiés" by his wife, Sylvie Le Bihan.

2021

PIERRE

Gaya at 6 rue de Saint-Simon Paris 7th has regained its star in the Michelin Guide.

The Duende at L'Impérator in Nîmes also gets its first star.

ENVIRONMENT

Historic floods affect Europe, the countries of Belgium and Germany are the most affected, it is one of the worst natural disasters of the beginning of the 21st century in Europe in number of victims; more than two hundred people died in these floods.

 

SCIENCE

February 18: Landing of the Perseverance rover
on the planet Mars

April 22: Launch of the SpaceX Crew-28 space mission from Cape Canaveral to the International Space Station, with Thomas
Pesquet on the crew. He will be captain of the ISS during part of his mission on board.

 

HEALTH

The first transplant of two arms and both shoulders ever
done is performed at the Hôpital Édouard-Herriot on an Icelandic patient
, in Lyon, France

January 15: according to the count of the World Organization of health, the bar of 2 million deaths worldwide directly caused by the Covid-19 Pandemic has been exceeded

 

NEWS

On January 6 in the United States,
pro-Trump activists rally in Washington D.C. to
contest the results of the 2020 presidential election.
At the request of outgoing President Donald Trump, several thousand demonstrators gather in front of the Capitol, before a hundred
people manage to storm
the building.

Deaths: Jean-Pierre Bacri, Christian Boltanski, Bertrand
Tavernier , Jean-Paul Belmondo and Desmond Tutu

2020

PIERRE

Renovation by Marcelo Joulia of Pierre Gagnaire 6 rue Balzac with two extraordinary works by Adel Abdessemed in majesty.

KITCHEN

Death of Pierre Troisgros

ENVIRONMENT

2020 is the year with the highest temperature
recorded since the beginning of global records, according to studies by the
Copernicus programme, with an average temperature
higher by 1.25°C than the average for the pre-industrial era.

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HEALTH

Covid-19 pandemic continues across the world.

 

SCIENCE

Discovery of the exoplanet Kepler-1649c which has
similarities with Earth.

In Mexico, 132 mammoth fossils were discovered during the construction of the International Airport Felipe
Ángeles, as well as 19 human bones, several fossils of other Pleistocene
animal species, offerings, tools and
utensils and a sculpture, making the site of Santa Lucía ( the name of the military airbase located nearby in the State of
Mexico) the paleontological site
the most from Central America.

Launch of the Mars 2020 probe.

 

NEWS

Death: Albert Uderzo, Michel Piccoli, Guy Bedos, Ennio Morricone, Juliette Gréco, Sean Connery and Diego Maradona.

2019

PIERRE

Opening of the Italian restaurant Piero TT at 44 rue du Bac Paris 7th.

Opening of the L'Impérator hotel in Nîmes with the Centaurus Group .

Lecture Room at the Sketch in London obtains its 3rd star in the Michelin Guide.

Release of the book 'Les Copains d'abord' (Solar editions).

ENVIRONMENT

2019 is the second warmest year
on record in the Arctic since temperature records began in 1900.

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SCIENCE

Launch of the CHEOPS space telescope, whose mission is
to study the formation of extrasolar planets.

 

HEALTH

December 31, 2019: China informs the World Health Organization (WHO) that an outbreak of the disease coronavirus started in Wuhan….

 

STORY

Griffith University (Australia)
releases dating results uranium-thorium on a prehistoric painting
representing a hunting scene discovered in 2017 in a cave at the site
of Leang Bulu Sipong on the island of Celebes (Indonesia), according to which this painting is old at least 43,900 years old,
making it the oldest known work of figurative art
.

 

NEWS

Brexit

Commemoration of 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall in Berlin.

Deaths of Toni Morrison, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Agnès Varda, Jacques Chirac and Raymond Poulidor.

2018

PIERRE

Opening of the restaurant "Pierre's Bistrot & Bar" (InterContinental Hotel in Dubai).

Re-opening of the “Pierre Gagnaire à Seoul” restaurant (Lotte Hotel).

Change of address of “Gaya” in Paris (6 rue de Saint-Simon 75007).

Opening of the Italian restaurant “Piero TT” in Paris (44 rue du Bac 75007).

KITCHEN

Death of chefs Paul Bocuse and Joel Robuchon.

MUSIC

Too many good ones are gone...

SPORT

The Lyonnaises win the Champions League.

SCIENCE

Harvard researchers have developed an experimental vaccine against AIDS.

2017

PIERRE

Receives the Medal of the Order of Merit.
25 years of 3 stars in the Michelin Guide and 20 years in Paris!

“La Grande Maison” obtains 2 stars in the Michelin Guide.

Opening of the restaurant “Le Comptoir de Pierre Gagnaire” (Hotel Capella in Shanghai).

Opening of the “Gaya, seaside cuisine” restaurant (Hotel M Gallery by Sofitel in Châtelaillon-Plage).
Opening of the “Piero TT” restaurant (Hotel Les Airelles in Courchevel).

MUSIC

Death of American singer, songwriter and guitarist Chuck Berry.
Release of the triple album 'Triplicate' by Bob Dylan which reinterprets the great American standards.

SPORT

The Greens will not be European this year.

POLITICS

Our friends, the English, are cutting ties.

MOVIE THEATER

The little gem “Visages villages” by Agnès Varda and JR.

ART

The incredible youth of Michel Bouquet in the role of 'Tartuffe

2016

PIERRE

“Pèir” at the Bastide de Gordes obtains its first star in the Michelin Guide.

"Reflections by Pierre Gagnaire" is voted the best restaurant in Dubai.

Opening of the restaurant "La Grande Maison" in Bordeaux.

“Pierre Gagnaire in Seoul” obtains 2 stars in the Michelin Guide.

ART

Pierre Soulages renounces black.

MUSIC

David Bowie leaves us.

SPORT

Thomas Pesquet takes off for the stars.

SCIENCE

Hope for the Paralyzed; a monkey walks again thanks to a chip implanted in the brain.

2015

PIERRE

Elected best chef in the world by his peers (chefs with 2 and 3 stars in the Michelin Guide took part in the election - 'Le Chef' magazine).

Release of the book 'Transgressions' (Editions Argol) with Catherine Flohic.

Participated in the exhibition 'Bord des Mondes' at the Palais de Tokyo.

Homivore Prize awarded to Omnivore-Paris.

Release of the book 'La cuisine des 5 saisons de Pierre Gagnaire' (Solar editions) with photos by Jacques Gavard.

Opening of the “Pèir” restaurant at the Bastide de Gordes.

Opening of the “La Maison 1888” restaurant at the Intercontinental Hotel in Danang, Vietnam.

2014

PIERRE

Collaboration with the Lucien Barrière group for the "Fouquet's" restaurants.

SPORT

Loïck Peyron wins the Route du Rhum (in 7 days, 15 hours and 8 minutes).

LITERATURE Release of the first novel "The Other" by Sylvie Le Bihan (my wife!!)

2013

PIERRE

Opening of the restaurant "Les Solistes" at the Waldorf Astoria in Berlin.

“Les Solistes par Pierre Gagnaire” in Berlin obtains its first star.

Appointed Ambassador of the Province of Yamaguchi (Japan).

Becomes Doctor Honoris Causa of the Institute of Tourism and Hospitality of Quebec in Montreal.

ART
Opening of the MUCEM in the old port of Marseille.

​SPORTS

June: Saint-Etienne alumni celebrate 30 years at the restaurant in Paris.

April: Saint-Etienne wins the league cup!

SCIENCE

June: Discovery of three habitable planets in the Gliese 667c system.

2012

PIERRE

The "Lecture Room" in London obtains its second star.

SOCIETY

The end of the world is announced for December 21...

SPORT

Saint Etienne back on the podium. Let's go Green !

2011

PIERRE

"Reflects" is voted the best restaurant in Dubai.
“Pierre” in Hong Kong and “Pierre Gagnaire Tokyo” receive 2 stars in the Michelin Guide.
Birth of Lucien, my first grandson.

LITERATURE

Release of Catherine Flohic's book "A Principle of Emotions" Argol editions.

2010

PIERRE

March, opening of the “Pierre Gagnaire - Tokyo” restaurant at the ANA Intercontinental in Tokyo.

June, opening of the “Les Menus” restaurant at the Lotte Hotel in Moscow.

July, opening of the “Colette” restaurant at the SEZZ hotel in Saint-Tropez.

May, Pierre is named Doctor Honoris Causa of the University of Liège.

His restaurant “Pierre Gagnaire aux Airelles” obtains 2 stars in the Michelin guide.
June 2, birth of Marie the first little girl.

MUSIC

Death of Jean Ferrat.

2009

PIERRE

December, opening of the “Twist” restaurant at the Mandarin Oriental in Las Vegas.

MOVIE THEATER

“A Prophet” by Jacques Audiard.

2008

PIERRE

September, opening of the “Pierre Gagnaire à Seoul” restaurant at the Lotte Hotel in Seoul.

SOCIETY

January 1 ban on smoking in restaurants, cafes, tobacconists and discotheques.

GLOBAL

Barack Obama is elected the 44th President of the United States of America and the first black President.

2007

PIERRE

"Alchemists in the kitchen" with Hervé This and photographs by Rip Hopkins.

MOVIE THEATER

“The Lives of Others” by Florian Henckel von Donnesmarck.

MUSIC

Death of Oscar Peterson.

2006

PIERRE

Opening of the "Pierre" restaurant at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Hong Kong.
Knight of the Legion of Honour.
Release of the book “Cooking is love, art, technique” with Hervé This.

Langoustines:
In green mango tartare, nougatine leaf. Crunchy, currant mustard syrup. “Terre de Sienne” pan-fried, healthy broth. In muslin, fresh coconut from Italy. An ashy frozen carob consommé.

MOVIE THEATER

“The Wind Rises” by Ken Loach (Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival).

MUSIC

Death of James Brown.

2005

PIERRE

Creates the new Gaya concept in Paris. Opens Pierre Gagnaire in Tokyo. Knight of the Order of Agricultural Merit.
The oriental:
Red pepper jelly with saffron: chickpeas with grilled sesame seeds. A grated fine white turnip from pigeon Gauthier. Carrot juice with argan oil: tamba-kuro, Vietnamese mango and salted hazelnuts. Citrus syrup with mint, imperial prawns in plum brandy. Purple basil fondant, crumbly shortbread.

LITERATURE

Harold Pinter, British playwright and director receives the Nobel Prize for Literature in Oslo.

PLANET

The year when, for the first time and in a significant way, it rained on the Arctic.

2004

PIERRE

Takes over the management and kitchens of the Gaya Rive Gauche restaurant in Paris.
Red as a tribute to Chinese cuisine:
Red pepper jelly with currant, tomato cream with red onions. Bigarreau bigarreau beets from the field in sweet and sour; Sechuan peppercorn ice cream and red-char salad. Large prawns from Madagascar on the grill; Strawberry juice, wine jelly and niora pepper paste. Fermented tea with fleur de sel, pink peppercorns.

MOVIE THEATER

"Fahrenheit 9/11" by Michael Moore (Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival).

SPORT

Lance Armstrong wins his sixth consecutive Tour de France.
Death of Françoise Sagan.

2003

PIERRE

Pierre is elevated to the rank of Commander of Arts and Letters.

MOVIE THEATER

"Elephant" by Gus Van Sant (Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival).

SOCIETY

Concorde's last flight between Paris and New York.

2022

PIERRE

Opening of Sketch in London with Mourad Mazouz Ardi Gasna cheese & lamb Sketch up!

SPORTS

France wins the 6 nations tournament and achieves the Grand Slam.

SOCIETY

Jacques Chirac is elected President of the Republic in the second round against Jean-Marie Le Pen.

2001

PIERRE

Beginning of a solid collaboration with Hervé This, professor at the Collège de France, initiator of Molecular Gastronomy. Tomato jelly, Hervé This poached egg. On the program: thirty-five Collisions!!

MOVIE THEATER

"The Son's Room" by Nani Moretti (Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival).

SOCIETY

Death of George Harrison and Charles Trenet.

2000

PIERRE

Enter the year 2000! Champagne menu... and black truffles, belon 00 and Brittany fines, leek fondue with salsify; Banyuls sabayon. Sea urchin jelly with old malt, scallops with salt and pressed caviar. Buckwheat galette, brocciu.

SPORTS

Return from Saint-Étienne in D1.

SOCIETY

The Eiffel Tower countdown display broke just before midnight!

1999

PIERRE

Beef tendron “André” selection, cooked tenderly; Aquitaine caviar and ewe cream soup. Cep broth. Filet of roasted turbot with pineapple sage; papillotes of Swiss chard and young fennel with rhubarb. Carrot juice with Argan oil.

MOVIE THEATER

“All About My Mother” by Pedro Almodovar.

PLANET

Last total eclipse of the century.

1998

PIERRE

Back to the 3 macaroons, hello team! Chest of semi-wild duck, stuffed with lime and rubbed with berber pepper, roasted in the oven; pass-crassane and small grilled pattypan squash. Reduction of chocolate Banyuls. Arbutus honey soufflé, grapefruit jelly with bergamot
First collaboration with a Japanese group (Daiwa) at the Royal Hotel, opportunity to get to know Japan from the countryside...

MUSIC

First Techno Parade.

SPORT

France world football champion.

1997

PIERRE

2 rue Balzac macaroons, peppered artichoke tourtière, baby fennel, green onions and peephole ears; mousseline of black olives from Nyons. Breton lobster in three courses.

SPORT

Saint-Étienne scores 11 goals against St Amant Tallende.

SCIENCE

Birth of "Dolly" the cloned sheep...

1996

PIERRE

Stephanois bet lost. Michelin macaroons are returned to their owner. He leaves for Paris with in his pockets: strips of cigarette eggplant, roasted veal sweetbreads with cardamom and coffee, pistachio-glazed figs… and the faithful who are waiting for him.

On the first Parisian menu, Breton langoustines, scallops and small red mullet in scamp, crispy vegetable leaves; spinach cake with enoki. The black truffle: spindle Jerusalem artichoke, egg yolk and grilled zucchini… sole of small boat braised in manzanilla milk.
First restaurateur to have put titles on his cards and menus: “La sole”, “Le tourteau”… To force himself to identify his cuisine and give a real direction to the dish.

MOVIE THEATER

“Fargo” by Joel and Ethan Coen.

PLANET

New constitution in South Africa: definitive end to apartheid.

1993

PIERRE

The place inspires him and the creations are born and delight those who are crazy about cooking, but disorient the classics, except… the Michelin which awards him the 3rd macaron in homage to his signature cuisine which combines fantasy, poetry and mastered technique!

Roasted lobster with lime blossom and roasted shallots with fresh almonds, prawns with chives. Stewed oysters with sweet pepper. Ceps tendori, crassane pear roasted with balsamic vinegar and potato fries with fleur de sel, a wild boar sauce.
Elected chef of the year by the magazine “le chef”.

SOCIETY

Launch of the condom at 1 franc.

1992

PIERRE

Change of scenery, Art Deco installation reviewed by contemporary artists...
Hot and cold barely smoked eel, cauliflower marinade, cucumbers and bitter lovebirds. Lamparo blue fish: fresh sardines, mackerel and anchovies just seared on the plate, thick rock soup with lemon balm... or...

John Dory braised with Indonesian basil, ears of Judas with celeriac, herb jus with hazelnuts.

MOVIE THEATER

“It happened near you” by Rémy Belvaux, André Bonzel and Benoit Poelvoorde.

1991

PIERRE

Scallops with liquorice milk. Pork rind abalones.

MUSIC

Jazz trumpeter and composer Miles Davis dies.

SOCIETY

Discovery of the body of "Otzi" in a glacier in the Alps, asleep with his bow and arrows around 3350 BC

1989

PIERRE

Cream of truffled lettuce, Saint Pierre meunière and appetizers with a spoon for lunches at the Arche de la Défense under the presidency of François Mitterand.

SOCIETY

David Dinkins is the first black elected mayor in the United States (New York).

GLOBAL

November 9, fall of the Berlin Wall.

1986

PIERRE

He obtains a second Michelin star. Travel to Japan. Oysters in lettuce leaves and endives cooked in sweet and sour. Beef jelly with fresh goat cheese.
First book: “Immediate cooking”.

SOCIETY

December 25, 1st non-stop round-the-world flight by two Americans.

1983

PIERRE

The langoustine tempura was born, as were two desserts that are still resurfacing today: the chocolate and pistachio soufflé from Sicily and the coconut milk with tapioca.

GLOBAL

World record for the lowest temperature in Vostock in Antarctica with 89.2° below zero.

SPORT

Yannick Noah wins the Roland Garros tournament against Mat Willanders.

1981

PIERRE

He decides to fly on his own and settles in the city center in Saint-Étienne (3 rue Georges Teissier) with a chocolate soufflé that will allow him to win a star in 1982.

MOVIE THEATER

"The Life of Brian" by Monty Python.

LITERATURE

Death of Jean-Paul Sartre.

1978

PIERRE

Article by Jean-François Aber in “Lyon-Poche” which describes a dish by Pierre, he realizes that cooking can be a real means of expression.
Birth of Félix, his second son.

SOCIETY

Sinking of the Amoco Cadiz off the island of Ouessant on March 16. The equivalent of the load of 6000 trucks containing 38 tons of fuel are dumped on the coast of Brittany...

SPORT

Bernard Hinault wins the Tour de France.

1977

PIERRE

He maintains the Michelin macaron and slides the grilled duck with blackcurrant into the menu. The Saint-Pierre pouch with sweet pepper will reveal his cuisine, followed closely by the turbot casserole with saffron-flavoured shellfish.

CULTURE

Inauguration of the Georges Pompidou National Center for Art and Culture in Paris.

SOCIETY
Paris-New York in 3h38 on the Concorde.

1976

PIERRE

After two years spent traveling and working, he returned to Clos Fleuri, a restaurant near Saint-Étienne where his father officiated and had already obtained a star; you will have to fight the half-salted hot ham, the star dish of this restaurant for weddings and banquets.
Discovery of the Alain Chapel menu without tasting
his kitchen !
Birth of Jan, his first son.

SPORT

The greens of AS Saint-Étienne lost the final of the European Champion Clubs' Cup (now the Champions League) by a score of 1-0 against Bayern Munich in Glasgow.

PLANET

First major drought. Pierre realizes the importance of water and his duty to preserve it.

1975

PIERRE

Cross America from Quebec to Acapulco by hitchhiking...

MUSIC

Birth of the Sex Pistols.

SPORT

AS Saint-Étienne wins the Coupe de France against Lens.

1974

PIERRE

It's Lucas Carton's “Ranavallo Duck” and the picnic baskets of Madame Allegrier, the landlady who received a lot of people in the countryside.

MOVIE THEATER

“Les Valseuses” by Bertrand Blier.

SOCIETY

In France, the age of majority is 18.

1973

PIERRE

Clerk at the Intercontinental. He finds the pin in the room and an audience!

MOVIE THEATER

“La grande bouffe” by Marco Ferreri.

POLITICS

Military coup in Chile. Pinochet took power on September 11, 1973.

1970

PIERRE

Cook-admiral on the Surcouf... The squadron escort is rammed by an oil tanker and sinks with pigeons with peas, the Admiral's flagship dish.

MOVIE THEATER

Military service increases to one year.

LITERATURE

Mishima kills himself.

SPORT

Saint-Étienne wins the Coupe de France against Nantes.

1969

PIERRE

Charbonnières les Bains... He became a roaster and learned how to cook on a spit in front of the customer.

MOVIE THEATER

“Easy Rider” by Denis Hopper.

EVENT

Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin tread the lunar soil while Michael Collins remains at the controls of Apollo 11...

1968

PIERRE

Clerk at “Tante Alice”, it was the era of dumplings, half-mourning chicken and salad bowl from Lyon.

SOCIETY

On April 4, Martin Luther King was assassinated in Memphis.

MUSIC

"Like a Boy", by Sylvie Vartan.

1966

PIERRE

Goes into apprenticeship rue de l'arbre sec in Lyon at the restaurant "Juliette".
On the menu: lamb's feet salad and apple pie.

SOCIETY

The woman becomes the legal equal of the man in France.

POLITICS

Indira Ghandi becomes India's prime minister.

1965

PIERRE

Summer internship with Monsieur Paul (Bocuse of course!).

SOCIETY

Blackout in New York for 14 hours.

MUSIC

“Capri is over” (Hervé Vilard) and “Aline” (Christophe).

1964

PIERRE

1st pastry course at “Nelson” in Saint-Étienne.

MOVIE THEATER

“The Umbrellas of Cherbourg” by Jacques Demy.

SPORT

The Goitschel sisters won 2 gold medals and 2 silver medals at the Innsbruck Olympics.

1950

PIERRE

Pierre Gagnaire was born in Apinac.

MOVIE THEATER

"Dad, mom, the maid and me..." by Jean-Paul Le Chanois.

EVENT

The Coronation Stone is stolen from Westminster by Scottish Nationalists.