Eric Ripert’s Star Turn on Treme Begins

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Back in March, we took you behind the scenes at Le Bernardin for a top-secret taping of HBO's Treme. Well, the Le Bern footage aired last night with a nice look at the kitchen and some stellar acting by Ripert (we hear he practiced). And the lead-up to that was a scene with Tom Colicchio, in which the chef turned TV veteran tells the disgraced Janette — jobless after having thrown a sazerac in Alan Richman's face while working at another restaurant — to visit Ripert: "Go talk to Eric. He's a Buddhist — he's all into forgiveness. He'll take care of you." Oui, chef!

At Le Bernardin:

With Tom Colicchio:

Earlier: Behind the Scenes at Eric Ripert’s Latest Treme Shoot