What is the best trip David Bouley has ever taken?
I was cooking for the royal family in Bangkok, and they organized for me to travel to Chiang Mai in northern Thailand and spend a week there with artists. I was going to places where they build plates, carve wood, make the silks and age stone. This was the first time I felt the feeling that I get when I’m in the South of France — just so relaxed. The smell of everything — the rosemary, the thyme, the sun — it’s just such a beautiful place. And that’s how Chiang Mai made me feel. So I had an amazing time.