A famous Frenchman visited Leeds to celebrate the fifth birthday of his restaurant Brasserie Blanc.
The celebration of the landmark for the restaurant, based in Sovereign Street, Leeds city centre, saw celebrity chef Raymond Blanc OBE joining Leeds University students, who are studying French, to give pupils from Manston St James Primary Academy, in Crossgates, a taste of all things French.
Blanc, whose son studied at Leeds University, taught the children about life in France as well as a few French words and phrases, and about what goes into their native food before getting to taste some french delicacies for themselves.
He said: “I am so pleased to be back up in Leeds to celebrate Brasserie Blanc’s birthday with the wonderful people of Yorkshire who have supported me over the past five years.”
Since Brasserie Blanc opened in 2007 over 70,000 baguettes have been baked, 11,980 portions of mussels munched and 32,244 snails swallowed.