"Ilove it," Claude Bosi tells me.
Is it possible to know you adore someone before you even meet them? I think not, generally.
When is a hotel not a hotel? When it's built by a pair of restaurateurs who have made their name preaching the joys of offal, the glory of chitterlings, the meaty delights of pig cheeks and lambs' brains.
One week after opening his new restaurant, and the night before we meet, Heston Blumenthal hosted what is known as a "chef night".
Angela Hartnett does not do precious.
In the fantasy la-la land of London's Knightsbridge – where flats at the Candy brothers' One Hyde Park development are going for £100m – the techno-chef Heston Blumenthal has opened a historical culinary wonderland.
Rachael Ray does not come across as a natural star in the crowded field of TV chefs.