He is suspected of having organized illegal luxury meals, in particular at the Palais Vivienne of Pierre-Jean Chalençon.
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Investigations are continuing. A search took place on Wednesday April 7 at the Parisian home of the cook Christophe Leroy, suspected of having organized illegal luxury meals, in particular at the Palais Vivienne of Pierre-Jean Chalençon, himself at the heart of a controversy, said the Paris prosecutor’s office to AFP, confirming information from BFMTV.
The search carried out at Christophe Leroy’s, presented on his Instagram account as “the chef of the stars”, comes as a report from M6 reported a dinner at the Palais Vivienne “around a caviar and champagne menu” at the price of “220 euros per person” concocted by the cook.
The broadcast on Friday of this report on lavish clandestine dinners in Paris sparked a heated controversy last weekend, one of the organizers, identified as Pierre-Jean Chalençon, claiming to have “dinner during the week in 2/3 illegal restaurants” where he would have crossed “ministers”.
Since, Pierre-Jean Chalençon reconsidered his statements, explaining that he wanted to “humor”. However, in the face of the outcry sparked by this report on social networks, in particular with a hashtag #OnVeutLesNoms, the Minister of the Interior Gérald Darmanin had asked the Paris police prefect, Didier Lallement, on Sunday to open an investigation to examine the reality or not of the facts denounced. In the process, the Paris prosecutor Rémi Heitz for his part opened a criminal investigation.