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The Captivating World Of Michel Richard

Michel Richard was born in Brittany, France, where he first learned to make pastry. Apprenticing under the renowned Gaston Lenotre in Paris, he quickly grew to the top position in the patisserie. In 1975 he moved to the United States and began his over 30 year love affair with American cuisine. After opening and running numerous restaurants, Washington DC became the home for his flagship restaurant Citronelle, followed by his most playful creation Central Michel Richard.
Being the expert that he is, his Central features well-known American favorites playfully combined with French influences, making for a delightful dining experience. Fried chicken, short ribs, hamburgers, and even banana splits appear on his menu with a special flair that only Richard can provide. Central represents the young contemporary vibe that Michel Richard lives by every day. His lifelong romance with cuisine is the focal point of his incredible joie de vivre and his mythical quest in producing the amazing and unexpected, results in yet more whimsical mixtures waiting to be consumed and appreciated.

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