Author(s): Simon Wright
Auckland's famous The French Cafe is the most awarded and honoured restaurant in New Zealand, a place where successive chefs have stamped their creative mark and thrilled diners for over 25 years. Under owners Simon Wright and Creghan Molloy Wright it has developed a peerless reputation as a restaurant of exquisite standards, so popular that tables have to be booked weeks in advance. In The French CafE Cookbook, this remarkable husband and wife team share the secrets of their passion, with 80 outstanding recipes, stunning photography by Charlie Smith, and illuminating tales of the blood, sweat, tears and love that go into running a restaurant at the top of its game.
Simon Wright is English born and trained and spent a period working for Marco Pierre White. He has been one of New Zealand's most outstanding chefs since his arrival in Auckland in the early 1990s. Creghan Molloy Wright is The French Cafe's warm hostess. Photographs by Charlie Smith.