Paris: Editions Robert Laffont, 1984.
Small quarto (24.5 x 16 cm.), 317,  pages. FIRST EDITION. Alain Senderens (1939-2017) was "one of the most adventurous of the founding fathers of nouvelle cuisine, who made L’Archestrate and Lucas Carton in Paris two of the world’s most celebrated restaurants" (NYTimes 06/27/27). Senderens has been credited with many innovations, perhaps the most broadly adopted being the conscious pairing of wines with dishes, and the most delicious the pairing of lobster with vanilla. In pursuit of some of these innovations, the chef was willing to sacrifice tradition, and even a Michelin star (his namesake restaurant was dropped from three star to two, but he had already expressed disinterest in the star system. A volume in the series Les Recettes originales de..., edited by Claude Lebey. The entire series was issued between 1976 and 1992. In publisher's pictorial board; no dust jacket as issued. Fine.