The general manager and director of Le Gavroche in Mayfair, Silvano Giraldin, is retiring after 37 years. He reminisces about his time at the French restaurant in the Financial Times, including how it was forced to cut staffing levels after it lost one of its Michelin stars in 1992. He is confident that his successor, 32-year-old Emmanuel Landre, who has spent the past 10 years at Le Gavroche, will replicate his skills. Financial Times (Life & Arts) 20/09/08 page 4