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Tasty questions with Edouard Le Goff, Le Chef


Le Chef in the Empire Tavern building features French cuisine with French and New Zealand wines. Open for breakfast lunch and dinner, enjoy something French from Le Chef’s open kitchen.

Edouard Le Goff wears many hats at Le Chef and below are his answers to the tasty questions I cooked up for your enjoyment.

Describe your restaurant’s food:

Fresh, seasonal, and affordable.

What is your restaurant’s signature dish?

Le dessert du pirate, a chocolate sphere with a surprise inside…

Name your favourite comfort food:

Eye fillet!

What did you have for breakfast?

One hot chocolate to warm me up, three free range eggs fried with a bit of baguette and butter, salt on top, easy but so good.

What is the most delicious thing you’ve eaten this week?

Very busy, so to be honest pasta with butter was my only dish of the week, but perfect & simple.

What is an underrated ingredient?

French cheese !

What are 3 sources of inspiration to you?

  • Paul Bocuse, the famous French chef
  • Pinterest, always good to see good ideas
  • Customers, their ideas, their point of views!

Favourite restaurant?

In Auckland? Soul, great food, good spot, not to expensive, good quantity & quality.

There’s a potluck dinner tomorrow night (and you’re not working) what are you bringing?

Keep it simple, a quiche Lorraine or some french stick will be perfect.

What is your most memorable meal?

A king prawns pasta flambed with Cognac, parsley & bisque.

Just for Restaurant Month

Tour De France

Thursdays 6, 13, 20 & 27 August, 6.30pm
Le Chef, Empire Tavern building, 137 Victoria Street West
Appreciate and learn about 5 wines from 5 different areas of France, matched with a special dish for each wine.
$55 per person. Tickets available here.

3 courses for $40

Le Chef’s Restaurant Month special is a three course dinner for $40. Options include salmon tartare with lemon, côte de boeuf with roasted potatoes and thyme and crème brûlée. Available throughout August 2015.
Images used with permission from Le chef.
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I am Genie, a graphic designer/photographer obsessed with food and bunnies. I live in Whanganui, New Zealand with my husband, The Koala and our two rabbits, Kobe and Bento. I write about my hedonistic ways and I love the mantra "Eat well, travel often". I prefer not to write about myself in third person.

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