Author(s): Alain Ducasse
London is home to a multitude of international cuisines and some of the world's best restaurants. Following the success of J'aime Paris and J'aime New York, Alain Ducasse compiles a list of his favourite eating haunts in England's capital, including restaurants, caf s, bars, markets, hotels and food specialists. He offers an invaluable list of places to visit alongside sumptuous photography. Glimpse the luxurious interiors of Balthazar, Keith McNally's Parisian-style brasserie in the heart of Covent Garden, or the elegant Georgian townhouse, York and Albany, that is Gordon Ramsay's ambitious venture in Regent's Park. Take note of Ducasse's recommendations for visiting Maltby Street Market - this is the place to come for pastrami-packed reuben sandwiches at Monty's Deli or a custard doughnut from the St. John Bakery. Read about the origins of La Fromagerie, London's bestloved cheese shop, which houses an on-site maturing cellar, pungent walk-in cheese room, delis and caf . Covering seasonal hotspots, multicultural restaurants, classic London destinations and the best suppliers in the city, J'aime London is an invitation to discover the culinary offerings of the capital.
Alain Ducasse is one of the most renowned chefs of his generation. Born in the Landes region of western France, he is also a restaurant designer, hotelier and teacher of the culinary arts. His current stable of restaurants includes Plaza Ath n e (Paris), Jules Verne (Eiffel Tower, Paris), The Dorchester (London), and he is the only chef to hold 19 Michelin stars throughout his career.