Les Saveurs de Jean-Christophe Novelli

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Les Saveurs de Jean-Christophe Novelli, also known as Les Saveurs, was a restaurant in Curzon Street, Mayfair, London. Owned by Marco Pierre White in the mid 1990s, it was purchased by Jean-Christophe Novelli in April 1997.[1] The restaurant was Novelli's sixth to be opened in the Novelli Group, in agreement with Rocco Forte's RF Hotels. In the contract, Novelli agreed to pay 10% of turnover or a minimum of £100,000 a year to Rocco Forte.[1] The restaurant opened in 1998, but was closed just a year later.[2] Gordon Ramsay described the takeover as "astonishing, and involved Jean-Christophe Novelli, a man who Marco probably thinks should be in his eternal debt. Marco was dying to get his hands on Les Saveurs, in Curzon Street."[3] Hospitality described the restaurant as "the upmarket Mayfair eatery that earned him [Novelli] yet another Michelin Star.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Novelli in at Les Saveurs". Caterer Search.com. 30 October 1997. Retrieved 28 November 2012.
  2. ^ "Les Saveurs de Jean-Christophe Novelli". Chefdb.com. Retrieved 28 November 2012.
  3. ^ Ramsay, Gordon (7 November 2006). Roasting in Hell's Kitchen: Temper Tantrums, F Words, and the Pursuit of Perfection. HarperCollins. p. 156. ISBN 978-0-06-119175-6. Retrieved 28 November 2012.
  4. ^ Hospitality. Hotel, Catering and Institutional Management Association. 2003. p. 151. Retrieved 28 November 2012.