Monday, April 30, 2007

Mon premier 'Diploma' de Cuisine !

Et Voilá !

Attestation de Stage
Je, soussigné, Marc Meneau, Société des Domaines de L'Espérance et du Roncemay, certifie que:
Monsieur José Manuel Cortes Amaral
a effectué un stáge au sein de notre Brigade, en tant que "Auditeur Libre"
Du 11 Avril au 23 Avril 2007.
Il nous quitte ce jour, aprés nous avoir donné toute satisfaction, tant par ses compétences que par ses qualités professionnelles.

Fait à Saint Père, le 24 Avril 2007
Marc Meneau

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Au revoir, mes amis

And Pierre Meneau said to me... "Merci José d'etre venu c'était un vrai plaisir pour nous, en espérant te revoir bientot."
Depending on me, it can be soon...

My french is still not good enough to write these words perfectly, so I will be doing it in English, this time...

This Stage in Marc Meneau's L'Espérance was beyhond my expectations, I have learned so much in such short time, but most of all I have learned that it is possible to produce great cuisine, with the maximum quality and to do it with such humanity and brotherhood as in L'Espérance with this wonderfull band of brother and sister Chefs that I have worked with.

It is now time for me to interiorize the lessons, time for me to remember all that I did not take pictures from and that I did not take notes from:- the love and caring humanity that surrounded this spectacular kitchen. All this reflects on the final product, no doubt about it. The miracle of this good food has angels behind it, belive my words...

From Koschina's kitchen I had the possibility of learning all that I know, for the past 2 years. Having the possibility of learning my profession from one great Chef is very good, even outstanding, but to get the chance to learn from two of the greatest European Chefs, beeing one the best Chef in Portugal and the other one of the best Chefs in France, this, my friends is beyhond all that I thought I could get in my life. I just wonder what is still waiting for me further down the road...

My thoughts go now to all the friends that I've left behind in St-Père-en-Vézelay: Marc, Françoise, Pierre, Aurelien, Laurent, Sebastien, Emanuel, Julien, Adeline, Thomas, Brice, Julien B,Takashi, Juliana, Carla, Émeric, Cecille, Daniel, Marylin, Lili, Tiffany, and all the others that are in my heart, and will be for a long, long time. May you all find what you are looking for in your lives and may one day we meet again.

Au revoir, mes Amis !

Sebastien Thierry


comme nouveau !

Grand Chef Marc Meneau



Marilyn (Monroe)

Lili !

Takashi Shiba

Thomas Zannetti

Julien Violet

Adeline Violet

Julien Boyet

Emanuel, l'Alsacién !

Carla Mizher

Aurelien Gransagne

Laurent Large et Juliana Becker

Le noveau José...

J'arrive ....

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Edelweiss, Edelweiss
Every morning you greet me
Small and white, clean and bright
You look happy to meet me.
Blossom of snow may you bloom and grow
Bloom and grow forever
Edelweiss, Edelweiss
Bless my homeland forever
Great song isn't it?

fui ao site do meu colega Luis o e vi lá esta foto. Um abraço ó Luis !
Visitem o site, apesar de ele ser um pouco exagerado quanto à importância do Sporting, o resto não está mal.... Está até muito bem , não fosse a nódoa verde...

Hindi, for Dr. Jacob

I do not know if Dr. Jacob can understand what is writen underneath, but if you can, say something , man ! हैप्पी दय ऑफ़

हिंदी फ़ॉर दर जैकब

ई दो नॉट क्नोव इफ थिस कैन बे उन्देर्स्तूद ब्य दर जैकब, बुत इफ इत कैन, प्लेस सय ठाट यू दो , मन !
हैप्पी दय ऑफ़ !

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