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Hélène Darroze is the chef in a restaurant with two Michelin stars in London’s Connaught Hotel who recently won the Best Female Chef in the World award (the same award first won by Elena Arzak in 2012).

Hélène Darroze was interviewed by the Gastronomy section of The Guardian, in which the subjects of the interview choose where and how their “last supper” would be. She is Aquitaine (of Villeneuve-de-Marsan), has worked in Paris, and currently works in London.

So, the place she would choose for her “last supper” is the Basque Country.  Specifically Bidart, just over the Beach of d’Uhabia, with views of the Bay of Biscay and the Pyrenees.

We hope your wish comes true and your  “last Supper” doesn’t happen for a long, long, long time.


The Guardian – 29/5/2015- Gran Bretaña

Basque supper: Hélène Darroze’s final meal

I can’t imagine having my last meal anywhere other than in the Basque country in France, ideally with views both of the mountains and of the ocean. My favourite place is the small coastal village, Bidart, above the beach d’Uhabia – you can see all the way to Spain, and the Pyrenees. I’ve rented a small house there for a long time. It’s a small fisherman’s house above Biarritz, with private access to the beach. It’s nothing fancy, not quite a traditional Basque house, but it does have a lot of character.

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