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Michel Richard Citronelle

Michel Richard of Michel Richard Citronelle in Washington, D.C. A dining room at Michel Richard Citronelle in Washington, D.C.

Michel Richard Citronelle
Chef Michel Richard
Washington, D.C.

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Michel Richard is the rare superstar chef who is just as accomplished at pastry as he is at savory. In fact, his first claim to fame was a pastry shop in Los Angeles, which he opened in 1977. Ten years later he debuted his first full-service restaurant there, the highly praised Citrus. When Richard opened his flagship restaurant in 1994 in the nation's capital, D.C. welcomed the pioneering cuisine of Cal-French master Richard with open arms.


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