This year marks the 35th anniversary of Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons and the 70th birthday of its charismatic founder Raymond Blanc. The chef-hotelier explains to Chris Gamm how he's stayed on top of his game for so long
What was your vision for Le Manoir?
In the beginning, there were two other important people: Jenny, my ex-wife, and Alan Desenclos, my restaurant director. We had worked together for three years at Les Quat'Saisons (which opened in Summertown, Oxford, in 1981, before moving to its current home in Great Milton, Oxfordshire, in 1984).
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