Another chef who followed (almost) in the footsteps of his talented chef father, Alexandre Gauthier took over the family restaurant in 2006. Although Roland Gauthier followed the traditional French style of cooking, Alexandre was ready to shake things up.

After training at Le Touquet Hotel School, Alexandre learned even more by working across France at La Rochelle, the Saint Bonnet le-Froid Hotel and Lasserre in Paris.

Once Alexandre took over La Grenouillere, he received his first Michelin star in 2008. It led him to further move the needle, redesigning the restaurant in 2011. Another star followed, as well as being named Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters in France.