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Bordeaux, February 9, 2017 – Le Pressoir d’Argent, Gordon Ramsay’s fine dining restaurant, situated on the first floor of the Intercontinental Bordeaux - Le Grand Hotel, has today been awarded its second Michelin star, just 17 months after first opening its doors. Le Pressoir d’Argent pays homage to the world-renowned local produce and wines from the Bordeaux region as well as heralding outstanding produce from the British Isles, offering guests a unique culinary experience of a lifetime.
On winning a second star today, Gordon said; “I am so proud of the incredible team in Bordeaux, to win our second star after just 17 months, after gaining our first star in our first few months, is truly an honour and a testament to the loyalty and dedication of the team and Chef de cuisine, Gilad Peled. France is home to some of the best produce and wines in the world, but also championing produce from the British Isles such as Venison from the Scottish countryside and sparkling wines from Kent, is what has made this restaurant exceptional. A big bravo to the team at Intercontinental Bordeaux - I’m very excited for the year ahead.”
Originally from Israel, Le Pressoir d’Argent’s Chef de cuisine Gilad Peled, started his journey with Gordon Ramsay in London eight years ago at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay and has since risen to be one of the most exciting young culinary stars in France and indeed, the world.
Michel Ohayon, Owner of the InterContinental Bordeaux – Le Grand Hotel said: “We are thrilled to have contributed to Gordon Ramsay’s opening in our hotel and in elevating Le Pressoir d’Argent to the rank of one of the most celebrated restaurants by gourmands and food lovers around the world. We congratulate Gordon’s team under the leadership of Gilad Peled and the Michelin starred Chef Clare Smyth. Their creativity and culinary art should lead us to the next prestigious phase, filled with success and stars. Thanks to his knowledge and expertise, Gordon has become the Chef of all Chefs in Bordeaux!”
Thomas Bourdois, General Manager of the hotel said: “This second Michelin-star is testament to Gilad Peled and his team’s passionate and thorough work. They have demonstrated their undeniable expertise and showed that Bordeaux has the potential to win Michelin stars”