Pierre Gagnaire, Paris, France -
So, I guess you were curious to find out about my personal top of the tops favourite. It's him. I call him 'professeur Gagnaire'! And Yes...another shock to some of you out there, I even prefer him to Ducasse and Robuchon (I know...some will hate me for that, but he had impressed me more than Ducasse and Robuchon..who..btw..are also undeniable great geniuses)! Professeur Pierre is pure GENIUS with no need of the bells & whistles of avant-garde cuisine (eventhough some items of his cuisine are inspired of avant-garde cuisine, Professor Pierre's cuisine should not be confused with those of Redzepi, Blumenthal, Ferran Adria). He pushes the limits of savours, tastes, flavours to limits that even the fanciest molecular gizmos cannot pursue.