Alain Senderens, French chef, Died at 77

Alain Senderens was born on December 2, 1939, in Hyères, Var, France and died on June 25, 2017.

He was a leading French chef and practitioner of Nouvelle Cuisine.

He was credited by Le Figarohim as the inventor of food and wine pairings.

During 1968, he opened L’Archestrate in Paris, which he operated until 1985.

During 1978, the restaurant earned three Michelin stars.

Alain Senderens was the chef at Lucas Carton from 1985 until 2005, when he took over the restaurant and renamed it Alain Senderens.

He famously claimed to hand back his three Michelin stars after the restaurant was relaunched, saying he could not charge an affordable price for meals while keeping up the standards Michelin required.

However, Senderens stated that the customers pay a third of the former prices, return more often, generating profits that were nearly four times of what they were.

He trained Alain Passard of Restaurant Arpege.

He died at his home in Corrèze.

Alain Senderens passed away at 77 years old.