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Alain Gayot, Editor-in-Chief & Publisher

In honor and memory of Alain, who passed away on September 21st 2016, we are keeping this page as is.
Alain Gayot, Editor-in-Chief & Publisher of Gayot Publications
Based in Los Angeles, Alain Gayot heads up all of the publishing and editorial efforts for Gayot Publications. His experience and expertise in food and wine has set a paradigm for how restaurants are rated on His efforts cultivating and coordinating Gayot's global team ensure that users get the latest news for living the good life throughout the world.


Alain Gayot stands with Team Mumm at the 2016 Formula E Faraday Future Long Beach ePrix

Formula E Faraday Future ePrix of Long Beach
It does not get much more exciting than that. Witnessing the future of driving, hobnobbing with super drivers and celebrities along the lines of the Duchess of York and Leonardo DiCaprio. Wait! Getting showered in Champagne G.H.Mumm at the podium ceremony for the Formula E 2016 Faraday Future ePrix of Long Beach was not bad either. Alain pictured here with Team Mumm helping Global Communications Director Vanessa Wright hold a jeroboam of G.H.Mumm to be auctioned off at the ensuing dinner gala.

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Alain Gayot having fun with Matthew LaPenta's "Immortalization of Self" marble statue at the LA Art Show

L.A. Art Show 2016
I text therefore I am: Alain attended the star-studded opening night gala to kick off the LA Art Show, now in its 20th year. Devoted to Modern and Contemporary art from around the world, the annual event attracts visitors and collectors to explore up-and-coming and established artists alike.

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Alain Gayot with chef Wolfgang Puck sampling authentic Ethiopian cuisine

Ethiopian Airlines Begins Flights to L.A.
Alain recently enjoyed authentic Ethiopian food with renowned chef Wolfgang Puck at an Ethiopian Airlines event announcing flights from Addis Ababa to Los Angeles via Dublin. To give guests a taste of the regional flavors, the company flew over the traditional dish, injera. This spongy flatbread is made from teff, an iron-rich ancient grain native to Northeast Africa. The occasion marks the first-ever flight connection from Africa to Dublin and L.A.

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Alain is driving the forthcoming Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine on the Costa Dorada near Barcelona, Spain. This flagship SUV crossover vehicle heralds a new era at the Sweden-based automobile manufacturer, which prides itself on piping in Scandinavian design and safety features.

Alain driving the Volvo XC90 on the Costa Dorada


Other Links for Alain:

On the Heli-Expo 2014

On his experience with the Bibimbap Backpackers

On the 2013 Auction Napa Valley experience

Interviewing Daniel Boulud of Daniel

Guest judging on the final episode of Hell's Kitchen Season 6

On FlightAware


On Amazon

On making wine



GAYOT's Wine & Spirits Editor presents the
Wine of the Week, featuring tasting notes as well as history on the vineyards and winemaker.


The charm of Provence right on your table.

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Proper Hotel Santa Monica RooftopThe view is not the only reason to dine at Calabra in Santa Monica, CA.

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