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About the Author: Simon Wright

Simon Wright trained as chef at leading restaurants in London, including at Harvey's where he worked with Gordon Ramsay for the legendary Marco Pierre White. He then travelled through Asia and Australia to New Zealand, arriving in the late 1990s and meeting Creghan Mollow (then maitre d' at the much admired Number Five City Road), whom he would later marry. He was working at Woody's when he learned that the famous French Cafe was on the market. Taking the plunge and and Creghan bought the restaurant in 1999 with business partners Simone Forde and Chris Mackay. They later bought the restaurant outright and went on to win a string of major awards, in particular in the annual Cuisine and Metro restaurant of the year awards. Simon and Creghan still work in the restaurant every day. They have a young son, Miller.

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Hardcover, Published in Nov 2007 by Godwit

ISBN10: 1869621301 | ISBN13: 9781869621308

Page count: 224

Auckland's famous The French Café is the most awarded and honoured restaurant in New Zealand, a place where successive chefs have stamped their creative mark and thrilled diners for over 25 years. Under owners Simon Wright and Creghan Molloy Wright it has developed a peerless reputation as a restaurant of exquisite standards, so popular that tables have to be booked weeks in advance.

In The French Cafe Cookbook, this remarkable husband and wife team share the secrets of their passion, with 80 outstanding recipes, stunning photography by Charlie Smith, and illuminating tales of the blood, sweat, tears and love that go into running a restaurant at the top of its game.

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