Albert Roux: Tribute to the death of a world-renowned chef and restaurateur at the age of 85 | Ents & Arts News

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Famous French chef and restaurateur Albert Roux has passed away at the age of 85, his family has announced.

The Roux family said he had been ill for some time before he died on Monday.

He was famous for opening Le Gavroche in London with his late brother Michel roux, who died last year, in 1967. The restaurant became the first in the UK to receive a Michelin star.

Paying tribute in a statement on Instagram, her son, Michel Roux Jr, said his love of life and his passion for making people happy through his food would be sorely missed.

“He has been a mentor to so many people in the hospitality industry and a true inspiration to aspiring chefs, including me,” he said.

Food critic Jay Rayner led the tributes on Twitter, saying, “Albert Roux was an extraordinary man, who left a massive imprint on the gastronomic history of his adopted country.

“The roll call of chefs who have gone through the kitchens of Gavroche alone is an important part of modern British restaurant culture. RIP. ”

Television chef James Martin has described Roux as “a true titan of the food scene in this country”, while the Michelin Guide has paid homage to “a father of British catering”.

Albert Roux’s death comes 10 months after the death of his brother Michel, in March 2020, at the age of 78.



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