Gaston Lenôtre has passed away.

As reported via a variety of media outlets, famed French Chef Gaston Lenôtre passed away on January 8, 2009.  Chances are that if you’ve eaten sweets or if you’ve eaten at a French restaurant, then you have seen his influence.

Lenôtre revitalised the pâtisserie, a French bakery known for sweets, and established a world renowned brand.  His empire, which bore his name, stretched all over the world.  They were so popular that his boutiques can be found in twelve countries!

Some very good articles have been penned since his passing. Spend some time and read up on him!

New York Times Article // AP story at Google // Huffington Post

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