Talking about GAYOT 2012 Restaurant Issue with The Bikini Chef
by Sophie Gayot On Saturday, April 22nd, 2012, I was invited by The Bikini Chef Susan Irby to appear on her weekly radio show Bikini Lifestyle that airs in Los Angeles on AM 790 KABC. Irby and her co-hosts Denice Fladeboe Mock and Steve Valentine kept trying to make me reveal the name of my favorite restaurant. Only one other person knows the answer: my son Alexandre who was also in the studio. But he cannot tell, as I have sworn him to secrecy! Instead, we discussed the restaurants and chefs which made the GAYOT 2012 Restaurant Issue which include: Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S U.S. Best Restaurateur of the Year Top 10 New Restaurants in the U.S. – great places that opened recently 5 Rising Chefs – American chefs 30 and under who are making their mark Top 10 Steakhouses in the U.S. – which chefs serve the best steak? Top 10 Romantic Restaurants in the U.S. – appearing in the Restaurant Issue for the very first time Top 10 Insider Picks in the U.S. – reveals where to dine for a taste of local flavor, good food and good times. Some restaurants were named during the show, (in order of appearance): Carnevino, at Palazzo Las Vegas, Top 10 Steakhouse Picca, Los Angeles, Top 10 Insider Pick Daniel, New York, Top 40 Restaurant CUT, Los Angeles, Top 10 Steakhouse Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air, Los Angeles, Top 10 New Restaurants Spago Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills, Top 40 Restaurant Mélisse, Santa Monica, Top 40 Restaurant Providence, Los Angeles, Top 40 Restaurant Patina, Los Angeles, Top 40 Restaurant Urasawa, Beverly Hills, Top 40 Restaurant Andrea, Newport Coast, Top 10 Romantic Restaurant Eugene, Atlanta, Top 40 Restaurant. And as I recently dined at the Mandarin Oriental Paris, we also talked about its restaurant Sur Mesure and its chef Thierry Marx. If you missed the episode, here is a chance to listen to it.