Some of the world’s most famous chefs indulge in the pleasures of a fine, handmade cigar
They are names any food lover will instantly recognize: José Andrés of Jaleo in Washington, D.C. Eric Ripert of Le Bernardin in New York City. Emeril Lagasse of Emeril’s in New Orleans. Thomas Keller of The French Laundry in Yountville, California. Charlie Palmer of Aureole in Manhattan. Marc Vetri of Vetri Ristorante in Philadelphia. Michael Cimarusti of Providence in Los Angeles.
Geoffrey Zakarian of The Lambs Club in New York. Each of these star chefs shares more than the acclaim of critics, fame and success in the tough world of the restaurant business. Each of them has a passion for enjoying handmade, premium cigars. Cigar Aficionado reached out to this group of star chefs to share their stories and find out why they love cigars.