“He was the mentor of so many people in the hospitality industry and was a real inspiration for up-and-coming chefs, including myself,” said Michel Roux Jr.
Albert Roux was born in 1935 in the village of Smühl Ambrionnai in the Burgundy region of central France. After World War II, the family moved to Paris to run a new pork, and it was in the French capital that the two brothers really trained their passion for cooking.
At the age of 14, Albert became an apprentice pastry chef, and four years later he moved to England and soon found a job at the French Embassy. After military service in Algeria, Albert Lou became Deputy Secretary of the British Embassy in Paris.
When he returned to England with his brother in 1967, they brought their classic skills, especially in pastry making, to the archaic and soothing restaurant scene. The legendary La Gavroche was created to appeal to those who want to broaden their culinary horizons.
In addition to Le Gavroche, the brothers opened a series of other successful restaurants. In 1972, they came across Waterside Inn, a shabby old pub in Blairion Thames, western London, which became a flagship restaurant outside the capital.
In 1985, Waterside Inn was awarded three Michelin stars. Since then, it is the only restaurant in the world that holds 3 stars outside France.
Albert Lou, who had a major impact on British eating habits, died at the age of 85 | Entertainment
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