BOOK: Count and Countess d’Ornano’s family life told by Gérard Gausset, their chef over 40 years.

isabelle and hubers dornano with children

During 40 years, Gérard Gausset worked for the d’Ornano family, came the tale of their crossed lives that unfolds on these pages. Hubert and Isabelle d’Ornano are partners in everything.

Their aesthetic sense and their refined taste are present in all they have undertaken. Their family life of course, their colourful and welcoming homes as well as the creation of Sisley, one of the most prestigious brands in the world of cosmetics, present today in the 5 continents.

An Inside Look at their Home and Private Life

They have imagined and built all of this together. To illustrate Gérard’s tale Isabelle and Hubert d’Ornano have opened to us the doors of their homes in Paris and in the countryside. The Renaudière, in the Loire valley, is the main décor for the chefs memoires. This house is at the heart of life and events of this great french family: parties, weddings, hunting seasons… Gérard takes us behind the scenes with humour and sensitivity.

Mariage dIsabelle et Hubert dOrnano le 6 Juin 1963
The wedding of Isabelle and Hubert d’Ornano June 1963

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Well known for her elegant yet relaxed receptions, Isabelle d’Ornano worked hand in hand with her chef to create recipes that allied her Polish family heritage and her cosmopolitan experience.

« Gérard became the soul of the home », says Isabelle, « he would add his personal touch to every recipe. Our guests would delight in anticipation of his surprises. Everything he touched became delicious and beautiful! »

To end on a gourmet note, the chef shares 22 recipes that have contributed to the fame of this particularly inventive and refined table.

Souffle Radziwill au Chocolat
Souffle Radziwill au Chocolat
ŒUFS PERIGUEUX - truffled eggs
ŒUFS PERIGUEUX – truffled eggs

Technical Information

  • Paperback with 12 cm flaps
  • Gilded Title
  • Language : French
  • 19,5 x 26 cm, 220 pages
  • 28€ TTC public price (France)
  • Release date : Septembre 2015

ABOUT EDITIONS: Editions is specialised in luxury books for commercial and private orders on the subjects of Art, Interior Decoration, Fashion and Lifestyle. To Audrey with Love by Hubert de Givenchy (2014), The Traveler’s Club: A Private Visit of the Hotel Paiva (2012) and Inoubliables Mariées, Au Château des Princes de Beauveau-Craon (2012) are some of the books available to the public.

Christiane de Nicolay-Mazery, artistic director of this book, she is also the author of Grandes Demeures Françaises (Flammarion, 2014), To Audrey with Love par Hubert de Givenchy (Imagine Editions, 2014), Visite privée : Hôtels particuliers de Paris (Editions du Chêne, 1999), La Vie de Château (Editions du Chêne et Thames & Hudson, 2008), L’esprit des lieux (Flammarion, 2009), Maisons de Famille (Editions du Chêne, 2010) and Balenciaga – Philippe Venet – Hubert de Givenchy (Flammarion, 2010).


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