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Friday Food-RIP Paul Haeberlin Chef/Owner of Auberge de l’Ill

Posted by jhochstat on May 15, 2008

(Photo copyright 2008 The New York Times Company)

The culinary world lost a true giant this week when Chef Paul Haeberlin passed away last Saturday at the age of 84.

As William Grimes of the NY Times mentioned in his article announcing the passing of Chef Haeberlin, prominent chefs like Jean Joho, of Everest in Chicago, Hubert Keller, of Fleur de Lys in San Francisco, and Jean-Georges Vongerichten, proprietor of a dozen New York restaurants, served apprenticeships at Auberge de l’Ill.

Jean-Georges posted an extremely heartfelt In Memoriam to Chef Haeberlin on his blog. After reading a posting like this you realize the enormity of the man the culinary world has lost and is mourning. As Jean-Georges says in his post:

He took the helm at his family’s restaurant after the second World War, renamed it Auberge de l’Ill, and transformed it into a dining destination that has held three Michelin stars for over forty years.

40 years with 3 Michelin stars, we won’t see that again in our lifetime…..

RIP Chef Haeberlin!


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