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Cook like Stephanie Alexander in a pied-à-terre on the Seine


In that “century of discovery”, natural philosophers were interested to know how nature worked. The mathematical precision of the pinecone’s spirally petals was said to illustrate the “mathematical harmonies” of natural laws, and the pine cone turns up in decorative form throughout this period and on into the early 18th century.

A significant proportion of Chastel and Pée’s clientele are Australian, and a number of them have been chefs.

One of the earliest to stay in the Rose was legendary Janni Kyritsis, who opened the ground-breaking MG Garage in Sydney’s Surrey Hills in 1997 (sited…



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