Home is where heart is for French top chef Darroze

Hélène Darroze on the set of Top Chef

She is arguably best known as one of the judges and mentors on M6’s epic culinary competition Top Chef, but there is far more to the trail-blazing chef Hélène Darroze than reality TV.

Now she is returning to her roots, transforming her Michelin two-starred restaurant Hélène Darroze in Paris into the elegant Marsan – named after her home town Mont-de-Marsan in Landes, south west France.

“I opened it 20 years ago and refurbished a little bit but not enough,” she said. “So I started to think about it seven years ago and to really work on it three years ago. It was time to put a lot of things into question, as I have evolved a lot in the past 20 years.

“When you are young, you want to be free of your origins, your family, everything. But as you get older, you reach an age where ...

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