His story is one of passion born in the south of France. A one-of-a-kind career guided by fortunate encounters, hard work and an irrepressible desire to please.
In 2005, he was spotted by a television producer and joined the “Oui, Chef!” adventure until he opened his first restaurant. The venue was awarded a star in the Michelin Guide then closed after 15 years to make way for a new enterprise.
This program was the first of many media successes such as “Le Meilleur Pâtissier” or “Tous en cuisine“, making him France’s favorite Chef.
Cyril Lignac unveils his talents as a restaurateur-entrepreneur by opening new restaurants, each with a unique identity. From classic bistro-style restaurants in keeping with tradition but always very much in tune with the times, to more distinctive, almost couture-style establishments with a local and international flair.
At the same time, he created La Pâtisserie & La Chocolaterie Cyril Lignac with Pastry Chef Benoit Couvrand, offering seasonal entremets, increasingly modern classics, exceptional bread, take-away chocolates, and lovingly addictive sweet bears…
Cyril Lignac has as much fun inventing as he does reinventing, showcasing a classic Parisian repertoire, conscientiously visiting new territories and adding sparkle to those festive evenings that stretch longer into the night. The lettering on the shop fronts, the choice of lighting, the seat fabric, the development of dishes and pastries and the composition of teams: every factor is taken on board as they all reflect the spirit of the venue in their own way.
His is a gourmet style with an assured technique, assuming both the French culinary heritage and a curiosity for the wealth of foreign cuisines.