Chef Five Bites: Olivier Perret

A native of Burgundy, France, Olivier Perret was named executive chef of Ici Urban Bistro in the Sofitel in May. Perret developed a passion for fresh produce while working at his family’s produce stands at farmers markets throughout Burgundy. After cooking school, he worked at the acclaimed Restaurant La Tassée in Lyon and later worked at French restaurants in Canada and the United States, including Restaurant Renoir at the Sofitel Montreal and Café des Architectes in Chicago. Here are his Five Bites.

1. Pâté en croûte from Café du Parc

2. Crispy dorade at Equinox

3. Lamb shank at Central

4. Asian station for brunch on Sunday morning at the Mandarin Oriental

5. Pork ribs at Art and Soul

Previous Chef Five Bites: Cathal Armstrong, Dani Arana, David Guas, Josh Short, Michel Richard, Haidar Karoum, Ryan Morgan, Shannon Overmiller, Anthony Chittum, Jonathan Krinn & Jon Mathieson, Victor Albisu, Vatche Benguian, John Snedden, Nicholas Stefanelli, Travis Olson, Brian Robinson, Cliff Wharton, Alex Bollinger, Massimo Fabbri, Daniel Bortnick, Rob Weland