FLASHBACK! Olivier in the West Village

A Frenchman who loves his mom, expensive red wine and has a sexy backyard... Best life ever?

Name: Olivier Van Themsche

Dish: Rabbit in mustard sauce with grilled corn and halved tomatoes

Hometown: Paris

Current Location: NYC

Day Job: CEO of The Cools

Daily Uniform: Keep it casual

In the kitchen, I swear by: Mamaaaa!

The taste I couldn’t live without: Dijon mustard

I have a few: Friends

Best thing about Paris: The romanticism

Best thing about New York: The energy

Most incredible dinner out: The dinner in the desert my friends organize for my birthday every year at Burning Man

Go-to travel destination: Los Roques, off the coast of Caracas, Venezuela

The ‘Cool’est thing about what I do is: Reinventing myself everyday

My TOP 5 Meals
1. Crab Salad at Maison du Caviar in Paris
2. Pigeon Pastilla at Foundouck in Marrakech
3. Salade Pampelonne at Club 55 in St Tropez
4. Sweet Pea Summer Pie with mint & creme fraiche at The Fat Radish in NY
5. Macaroni & Cheese with Truffle at Waverly Inn in NY

My motto: Be yourself. Everybody else is already taken.