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Exclusive Interviews

Exclusive Interviews

When Sophie Gayot talks, chefs, celebrities and many other important people listen. Now you can watch and listen, too. The official spokesperson of, Sophie Gayot has conducted many intimate and exclusive video interviews with top toques and stars that can help you discover a restaurant, dish, hotel, wine and more. Check out her video series. 



 María Antúnez, soprano of Dulce Rosa
Dan Aykroyd (comedian/actor), discussing Crystal Head Vodka

Maurice Barthélémy (filmmaker), at the 2011 COLCOA Film Festival in Los Angeles 

Frédéric Beigbeder (director), at the 2012 COLCOA Film Festival in Los Angeles

• Carlos Bernard (From Fox's hit television series 24

Bertrand Blier (writer/director), at the 2011 COLCOA Film Festival in Los Angeles

Dany Boon (actor/director), at the 2011 COLCOA Film Festival in Los Angeles

Plácido Domingo, conducting the opera, Dulce Rosa

• Dr. Garth Fisher (ABC Extreme Makeover)

 Mr. Richard Galy, mayor of Mougins, France, discussing with Sophie Gayot about Les Etoiles de Mougins
 Alain Gayot, on Hell's Kitchen, Season 6, Episode 13, aired October 13th, 2009
 Sophie Gayot
 behind the scenes of the 2012 Restaurant Issue
 sabraging a bottle of Champagne Besserat de Bellefon Cuvée des Moines Brut Rosé
 sabraging a bottle of Champagne Dom Perignon Vintage 1998
 sabraging a bottle of Champagne Veuve Clicquot with Prince Frederic von Anhalt
 sabraging a bottle of Champagne at the opening party of Riviera 31 Lounge Bar
 on Hell's Kitchen, Season 4, Episode 8, aired May 20th, 2008
 on Hell's Kitchen, Season 8, Episode 8, aired October 13th, 2010 
 on The Insider, aired Dec. 27, 2008
 Judith Godrèche (actress), at the 2011 COLCOA Film Festival in Los Angeles
 Mariel Hemingway (actress/model/yoga instructor), presenting her skincare line Tatchme

 Lee Holdridge, composer of Dulce Rosa
 Benoit Jacquot (director), at the 2012 COLCOA Film Festival in Los Angeles

 Frédéric Lefebvre (French Secretary of State), discussing the 2012 Fête de la Gastronomie

 Phillipe Le Guay (filmmaker), at the 2011 COLCOA Film Festival in Los Angeles

 Christina Machamer, winner of Hell's Kitchen Season 4

 Brian Malarkey, author of "Come Early, Stay Late"

 Carrie McCully, host of the Food Network's Chef Hunter tv show

 David Minkin, international magician champion

 Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano (writers/directors), at the 2012 COLCOA Film Festival in Los Angeles

 Jenny Okun, composer of Dulce Rosa

 Jérémie Rénier (actor), at the 2012 COLCOA Film Festival in Los Angeles
 Hélène Ségara (singer), at the 2012 COLCOA Film Festival in Los Angeles
 Bruno Serato
 one of 10 2011 CNN Heroes
 The Power of Pasta
 Gail Simmons, "Top Chef" judge and author of "Talking With My Mouth Full"
 Nona Sivley, chef de cuisine at LA Market, winner of Hell's Kitchen season 8 
 Richard Sparks, librettist/director of Dulce Rosa

 Francois Truffart, director of COLCOA, presenting the 2011 edition of the festival 

 Adam Vadel, musician 

 Dr. Andrew Weil, partner at True Food Kitchen


 Emanuel Andrén, chocolatier
 Bananas Foster Tableside at Commander's Palace
 Caesar Salad Tableside at Bern's Steak House
 Cèpes with chef Gilles Epié at Citrus Étoile
 Cheese Program, fromager Jason Truckenmiller at The Loft
 Kristy Choo at Jin Pâtisserie (closed)
 Churros with chef Julian Serrano at Julian Serrano Restaurant
 Mitchell Davis at Vice President of The James Beard Foundation
 Food wrapping at Gladstone's Malibu
 Fruits de Mer with executive chef Christophe Raoux at Le Café de la Paix
 Christophe Happillon, Maître Écailler, discussing oysters and how to open them
 Harry & David, Gail Simon VP Brand Marketing & Communications
 Michèle La Porta, discussing about her Starlette Cake
 David Martinon, Los Angeles French Consul General of France David Martinon and Santa Monica Mayor Richard Bloom
 Manrico Mincuzzi, president of the House of Balsamic
 Candace Nelson, founder of Sprinkles Cupcakes
 Paella at Julian Serrano restaurant
 Pasta with chef de cuisine Luca Cesarini at Andrea restaurant at The Resort at Pelican Hill
 Plate breaking at Cleo's restaurant
 Prince William's Groom's Cake with Kristen Olson, assistant food editor at Betty Crocker

• Tony Princiotta, manager and buyer at The Cheese Store of Beverly Hills 
 Tahitian Raw Fish with Pierre Sudre, executive chef at Hotel Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort


 Aria Resort & Casino Las Vegas
 American Fish, executive chef Sven Mede
 Julian Serrano, chef José Picasso
 Julian Serrano, chef at Julian Serrano restaurant
 Julian Serrano, general manager Stewart Patchefsky
 Avalon Hotel Beverly Hills
Pradeep Raman, general manager
 Beaches Resorts by Sandals
Gordon 'Butch' Stewart, Founder & Chairman 
 Bellagio Las Vegas
Fountain water show
 The Beverly Wilshire, a Four Seasons Hotel
 Dana Farner, beverage director at CUT
 Mishel Ledoux, general manager at CUT
 Ari Rosenson, chef de cuisine at CUT
 Caesars Palace
 Mathieu Chartron, executive chef at Restaurant Guy Savoy
 Todd Harrington, executive chef at Central Michel Richard
 The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
 Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill, with sushi chef Kitt Xaiyashiha and chef Greg Fortunato 
 Brandon Flowers's concert on opening night
 Comme Ca, chef David Myers
 China Poblano, with executive chef Shirley Chung
 China Poblano, tour of the restaurant at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
 Estiatorio Milos, with chef Joshua Smith
 Estiatorio Milos, the interior of the restaurant with Adam Rand, Director of Operations
 Jaleo, in the private room with José Andrés
 Four Seasons Hotel at Beverly Hills
Victor Casanova, chef at Culina Modern Italian
 The Grand Del Mar
William Bradley, executive chef at Addison
 The Hollywood Roosevelt
Vincent Cachot, Vartan Abgaryan and Rene Baez, hotel executive chef, executive chef and pastry chef at Public Kitchen & Bar
 Hotel Le Bristol
Eric Frechon, chef at Le 114 Faubourg
 Hotel de Crillon
Christopher Hache, chef at Les Ambassadeurs
 Hôtel de Vendôme
Josselin Marie, chef at 1 Place Vendome
 Hotel Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort
 Fabrice Jarry, sommelier 
 Pierre Sudre, executive chef
 InterContinental Paris Le Grand
Christophe Raoux, executive chef at Le Café de la Paix
 The Langham Huntington Hotel & Spa
 Eric Espuny, sommelier and general manager at The Royce
 David Feau, chef de cuisine at The Royce
 The London West Hollywood
Anthony Keene, executive chef of Gordon Ramsay at The London West Hollywood
 Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel
Marcus Mueller, hotel general manager about On Rodeo Bistro & Lounge
 JW Marriott Hotel Los Angeles at L.A. Live
Nona Sivley, chef de cuisine at LA Market
 Le Mas Candille
 Serge Gouloumès, executive chef 
 Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas
 Pascal Sanchez, chef de cuisine at Twist by Pierre Gagnaire
 Mandarin Oriental, Paris
 Thierry Marx, executive chef at Sur Mesure
 MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
 Claude Le Tohic and Kamel Guechida, executive chef and pastry chef at Joël Robuchon Restaurant Las Vegas
 Montage Beverly Hills
 Scott Conant, chef at Scarpetta Beverly Hills
 Richard Ruskell, executive pastry chef 
 Montage Laguna Beach
 Casey Overton, chef at The Loft
 Craig Strong, chef at Studio
 Jason Truckenmiller, fromager at The Loft
 Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace
 Nobu Matsuhisa
• One&Only Cape Town
Adam Tihany, designer of Maze by Gordon Ramsay 
 Nicole Brisson and Eric Lumley, executive chef and sommelier at Carnevino
 Plaza Anthénée
 Christophe Saintagne, chef de cuisine at Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée
 Le Royal Monceau
 Laurent André, chef des cuisines at La Cuisine
 A member of the Pierre Hermé team, at La Cuisine
 The Resort at Pelican Hill
 Andrea, with executive chef Jean-Pierre Dubray and chef de cuisine Luca Cesarini
 making pasta with chef de cuisine Luca Cesarini
 Sandals Resorts
Founder & Chairman Gordon 'Butch' Stewart
 Shangri-La Hotel, Paris
Philippe Labbé, executive chef at L'Abeille
 Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles
Orazio Parisi, former executive chef at Paparazzi
 SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills
 chef José Andrés
 general manager Philip Dailey 
 Sofitel Los Angeles
 opening party at Riviera 31 Lounge Bar
 Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower
Rick Giffen and Claude Gaty, hotel executive chef and chef de cuisine at Top of the World 
 The Sunset Marquis Hotel & Villas 
Guillaume Burlion, executive chef at The Restaurant 
 THEhotel at Mandalay Bay
Bruno Riou, executive chef at Mix IN LAS VEGAS 
 Viceroy Santa Monica
Chris Crary, chef de cuisine at Whist
 in the kitchen at the restaurant
 learning that he is one of's Top 5 Rising Chefs of 2012
 W Los Angeles Westwood
Dakota Weiss, executive chef at NINETHIRTY
 Wynn Las Vegas
David Walzog, executive chef at SW Steakhouse

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