Since restrictions were imposed on restaurants in France due to COVID-19, Michelin-starred Alain Passard opened the seasonal products of the Arpège restaurant’s vegetable garden for guests to cook at home.
The “Panier d’Alain” vegetable box, which brings together the vegetables of the Arpège restaurant, offers seasonal products used for plant-based “cuisine d’excellence” in the famous chef Passard’s 3 Michelin star restaurant. Each box is put together personally by the Arpège gardeners, with each containing 4-5kg of fruit and vegetables from the terroir of the vegetable gardens of Gros Chesnay (Sarthe) and Bois Giroult (Eure).
On his site ‘Les Paniers d’Alain Passard’, the chef wrote: “To avoid routine, Nature has created the seasons…! Let’s stop crossing the seasons in the pan. A season is a date. What a joy to offer our senses four different cookbooks each year. Our gardeners compose your baskets for you with the most beautiful 100% natural treasures from the Arpège vegetable gardens. The composition varies depending on what nature has offered us.”