Hometown: New York.
Occupation: Chef and co-owner of Le Bernardin.
Favorite destinations: Caribbean, the Rockies, South America, Asia....
Dying to visit: Bodh Gaya, India.
Bizarre travel rituals: Immediately putting in my earplugs and my eye mask on.
In-flight relaxation regime: SLEEPING!
Always in carry-on: A hoodie for the flight.
Concierge or DIY? Friends!
See it all or take it easy? Take it easy.
Drive or be driven? Be driven.
Travel hero: Indiana Jones.
Weirdest thing seen on travels: roasted dogs at a market in Hanoi.
Best hotel amenity: a spa.
I dream about my meal at _________ (Far too many to choose.)
Everywhere I go, I check out the restaurants and local food.
When I arrive in a new place, I learn the lay of the land by being guided.
I always bring home buddhas!
If I never return to __________, it'll be too soon because __________________. (You can't think like that - every place you visit is an experience.)
I travel for the inspiration, for fun, and sometimes for business.
Website: Le Bernardin
YouTube Reserve: On the Table with Eric Ripert