The Roux brothers, Michel and Albert, founders of Le Gavroche in London and Waterside Inn in Berkshire.
Michel and his brother Albert opened the classical French restaurant Le Gavroche in 1967 and by 1982 it became the first three Michelin starred restaurant in Britain, and in 2010 The Waterside Inn was the first restaurant outside France to hold three stars for a period of 25 years.
The Roux Dynasty – The Roux brothers, Michel and Albert, founders of Le Gavroche in London and Waterside Inn in Berkshire, and their son’s: Albert’s son is Michel Jnr, MasterChef: The Professionals presenter and current chef-patron of Le Gavroche, and Michel’s son, Alain, the inheritor of Waterside Inn.
The brothers had their own very successful BBC 2 cookery show in the 1980s, At Home with the Roux Brothers, and you can sample their feisty banter below. Their cooking represents the apotheosis of modern eating: highly technical, meticulous food with a strong appreciation of history. A family steeped in the noblest and Frenchest gastronomic traditions, who have probably influenced the British understanding of French food more than anyone in the past century.
More than the accolades, the biggest joy for the brothers was being able to work together. Their love for each other is tangible.
“We all have this fantastic love and affection and admiration for each other. We all think we’re not as good as our brother or cousin or uncle, and that stops us from getting a big head.” – Michel Jnr
Taken from The Independent and Wikipedia.