Cransac. The Aveyronnais Cyril Lignac will soon have his wax statue at the Grévin museum

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From January 11, visitors to the Grévin museum will be able to discover the wax statue of Aveyron chef Cyril Lignac.

It will be the very first Aveyronnais to have its wax lining at the Musée Grévin. From January 11, the statue of Cyril Lignac will be visible alongside other great chefs such as Alain Ducasse, Paul Bocuse, Anne-Sophie Pic and Pierre Hermé. The favorite chef of the French recently came to pose for the creation teams of Grévin and the sculptor Eric Saint Chaffray, in turn discovering during the meetings the secrets and ingredients necessary for the elaboration of a character destined to be disturbing. realism as it is similar.

Cyril Lignac even had to part some of his hair for the occasion… A once-in-a-lifetime experience that the chef was able to enjoy with fun and curiosity. As tradition dictates, Cyril Lignac offered an outfit for his character. He is depicted holding an Equinox, his signature pastry just as faithfully reproduced, and is located very close to his famous pyramid of marshmallow cubs.

A consecration for the Aveyronnais who since his beginnings continues to cultivate and share his passion after his beginnings in CAP pastry-glacier-chocolate maker and cook at the Saint-Joseph hotel school in Villefranche-de-Rouergue and training with the most famous starred cooks from Aveyron: the Fagegaltier sisters in Belcastel.

From his training in Aveyron to TV shows

The consecration will come later. In 2005, spotted by a television producer, he embarked on the adventure “Yes, Chef!” until the opening of its first restaurant, Le Quinzième. It will be rewarded 7 years later with a star in the Michelin Guide and will close its doors after 15 years of practice to make way for a new adventure. This program will be the first of many media successes such as “Le Meilleur Pâtissier” or “Tous en cuisine”, making him the favorite chef of the French. In 2008, Cyril Lignac revealed his talents as a restaurateur-entrepreneur. He took over Le Chardenoux, an institution of Paris 11th, then moved to the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés with Aux Prés, a takeover of a famous Parisian bistro, Le Bar des Prés, in the ways of here and ‘Asia, and the couture restaurant Dragon.

2021 sees the opening of its first international restaurant with the Bar des Prés Mayfair, located in the heart of London, the Ischia restaurant, instead of the star Quinzième, and the Café Lignac, a takeover of the famous Café Constant in the very gourmet 7th arrondissement. At the same time, he is setting up essential crossing points for the sweet tooth of the capital in the Parisian landscape. He opened La Pâtisserie with chef Benoît Couvrand, offering seasonal cakes and desserts, ever more modern classics, exceptional breads … Then the accomplice tandem put their expertise at the service of chocolate by creating La Chocolaterie, in particular imagining the famous marshmallow bears. Who will also find themselves next to the wax statue of Cyril Lignac.