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Eric Ripert, the French-born chef and co-owner of Le Bernardin, has firmly established himself as one of New York’s—and the world’s—great chefs.

Come hear the person whose family instilled in him a passion for food; as an adult and a world traveler, he has said, “For me, food is about memories, feelings, emotions …”. In conversation with The New Yorker’s Adam Gopnik, the flavors, and souvenirs, anecdotes and experience they will evoke will surely be a pleasure, regardless of one’s own level on the culinary ladder. Through the years Ripert has earned multiple prestigious awards from the James Beard Foundation and continuously outstanding ratings from the Michelin Guide, The New York Times and many others. In 2007, GQ named Le Bernardin one of “Seven Food Temples of the World;” in the 2012 and 2013 Zagat Guide, Le Bernardin is named the most popular restaurant in the city. Ripert is also the host of RESERVE CHANNEL’s show “On the Table” on YouTube, as well as Chair of City Harvest’s Food Council, which raises funds to increase the quality and quantity of food donations to New York’s neediest.

Both Ripert and Gopnik have been recognized by the French government for their extraordinary contributions in their respective fields, and their furtherance of French-American cultural relations.


Can't make it to the event? Leave your questions for our guests below, and they might be used on stage during the Q&A. Keep an eye on 92Y On Demand after the event for any video clips we might share! You might see your question used on stage.


The Conversations with Chevaliers series highlights the contributions of the artists and intellectuals from around the world who have received the prestigious French Legion of Honor or Order of Arts and Letters awards, and honors the historic French-American relationship.

Presented in collaboration with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the Recanati-Kaplan Foundation.

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Eligible patrons will be able to order priority registration online.


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Individuals who have participated in 92nd Street Y programs over the past year in selected program areas, participants in certain memberships, and those who have made contributions of $500 or more to 92Y, are eligible to register for programs before they become available to the general public.

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