JOIN thrice Michelin-starred food legend Pierre Koffmann at the Abergavenny Food Festival where he’ll be talking to Matthew Fort about his own culinary crusade and the relaunch of his 1990 classic ‘Memories of Gascony’ on Saturday September15, at 1.00pm.

Pierre Koffmann is quite simply the godfather of a legion of today’s culinary superstars including Gordon Ramsay and Marco Pierre White. He’s a chef’s chef – held in the highest esteem by the likes of Heston Blumenthal, Jay Rayner and TomParker- Bowles. Gordon Ramsay says that he was hugely looking to train with ‘Pierre the Bear’: “Although he is famously grumpy in the kitchen, he is a genius who, through his mentoring of a host of talented chefs, and his own flair, has helped shape the restaurant scene in the UK.”

Pierre’s not often in the limelight, so his visit to the Abergavenny Food Festival is a very special event. Organisers have a number of copies of the superb ‘Memories of Gascony’ to give away. Just book your tickets at to be in with a chance of winning.