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NYC news: Chef Ashfer Biju, Geoffrey Drummond and Francois Luigi.

I write from Paradise. Why else would it be called “The Big Apple”? Here, in this adrenalin-fueled New York city,  keeping tabs on all that is new is like jogging on quicksand. But here’s some brand new news from  New york city’s 85 year old iconic landmark which keeps reinventing itself.  Escoffier, the King of French chefs (and codifier of French cuisine,) did all the initial menus  at this magnificent  stately Pierre. Today,  the brilliant young Keralite chef Ashfer Biju is making history again. He is reimagining classics with a fresh modern seasonal perspective.  Can the American classic of Crab Imperial be immensely pleasurable on Naan?  We re convinced it is as we do a preview lunch in The Perrine with America’s most brilliant award-winning Food TV producer Geoffrey Drummond ( renowned for his shows with Julia Child to Eric Ripert,). Joint-degree holder from finest in America and France, the dynamic Francois Olivier Luigi who helms this exquisite icon not only ensures that it  retains it’s historic grandeur (hand painted murals et al) but also rocks ahead youthfully.

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