Chef Alain LeNotre Presents his Grandmother's Clafoutis
This event is in English on zoom and is free for Alliance
members and $5 for non-members. Join us to learn about clafoutis at 1 pm on Wednesday, March 16.
Join us as we welcome Chef Alain LeNôtre, who will be sharing his grandmother’s recipe for Clafoutis in honor of la Fête de la Francophonie.
Alain LeNôtre was born on April 13, 1945 in Pont -Audemer, Normandie to Gaston and Colette LeNôtre. He is the third generation of Chefs in the LeNôtre Family. His father, Gaston, the world’s most famous Pastry Chef and caterer, is as admired as Anthoine Careme and Auguste Escoffier. His grandmother, Eleonore, was the chef for the Rothschild family. His grandfather, also named Gaston, was the chef at the Grand Hotel in Paris. In 1962, after high school, M. LeNôtre had apprenticeships and training in pastry, bakery, ice cream, chocolate, general cuisine, and catering at LeNôtre Paris laboratories.
In 2021, M. LeNôtre contributed to the English translation and republishing of Faîtes votre pâtisserie comme Lenôtre (in English, French Pastries and Desserts by Lenôtre) by Flammarion with his sister Sylvie. He is a father of 5 and a grand-father of 11. He received the Chevalier de l’Ordre du Merite Agricole in 2010, a Certificate of Congressional Recognition from the Honorable Pete Olson, member of Congress, in 2019 and was commissioned an Honorary Texan by Governor Rick Perry in 2002.