‘Esquire’ Dresses Up Dan Barber and Marco Pierre White

Maximalist Pierre White.
Maximalist Pierre White.Photo: Courtesy of Esquire

Esquire just will not stop with the “fop chefs.” The magazine that nattied up David Chang, Simon Hammerstein, Michael Psilakis, and others now pits “minimalists” André Balazs and Dan Barber (wearing a $3,500 suit) against “maximalists” Marco Pierre White and Vikram Chatwal. White, who’s shown hurling kitchen utensils at a woman (but in an artful way!), has an interesting take on maximalism: “If you are going to serve something with caviar, then be generous with the caviar. I might not be able to eat it all, but I want to see it all.” God bless the man, even if Gordon Ramsay beat him out as the “BlackBerry Entrepreneur” of 2008 in British GQ’s “Men of the Year” issue.

Less Is More. More Is More. [Esquire]
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