One thing you don't know about me is that I like to dance.
I'm most proud of my family.
One of my most memorable meals was at Kaeisiki in a ryokan (a traditional Japanese inn) in Kyoto, Japan.
If there was no olive oil, I'd have no reason to live.
My go-to drink is a single espresso.
If I were on death row my last meal would be … I won't think about this, I prefer to think of life.
The thing I hate most about this business is critics.
If I could change one thing about me it would be to take 25 years of kitchen work off of my hands.
My idea of a perfect day is riding my bike, then going to the beach and dinner with my wife.
If I wasn't a restaurant operator, I'd love to be a photographer.
Chef Laurent Gras and Richard Melman have teamed up to open L2O, a modern seafood restaurant in Chicago. Esquire named it Restaurant of the Year in 2008.