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CEDRIC TOUSSAINT // COYA

March 07, 2015
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Beachroad Magazine meet with Cedric Toussaint who is somewhat of a legend in Dubai’s fine dining landscape. Currently heading up Dubai's hottest new venue COYA, Cedric's past conquests include La Petite Maison in London and Dubai, London's Skylon Restaurant & Harvey Nichols Bar and Restaurant and finally Gordon Ramsay's Savoy Grill. Coya Restaurant and Bar brings the spirit of South America to the heart of Dubai. The sights and sounds of Coya come together to fill the senses with the essence of South American culture.

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NAME? // Cedric Toussaint.

YOUR FIRST JOB? // Room Service @ Bristol Hotel Paris.

YOUR CURRENT OCCUPATION? // Operation Director at Coya Dubai.

YOUR GREATEST LOVE? // My wife Clara Strambio and my Daughter Leila Iris Toussaint.

YOUR GREATEST FEAR? // Losing my family.

WHAT IS YOUR EARLIEST MEMORY? // Family meals at home.

FAVOURITE BOOK? // Le Petit Prince I know cliché but you can read back and forth at anytime.

WHO IS YOUR ROLE MODEL AND WHY? // Danny Meyer, successful restaurateur in New York, promoting hospitality.

WHAT WAS THE LAST GIFT YOU GAVE SOMEONE? // My wife a ring with Calligraphy of my Daughter name.

IF YOU WERE 80 YEARS OLD, WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE YOUR CHILDREN? // Enjoy life, be positive, and learn something everyday.

IF YOU COULD HAVE A MEAL WITH ANYONE ALIVE OR DEAD WHO WOULD IT BE? // My Grand Mother as I haven’t met her.

YOUR WORST TRAIT? // Say what I think, before thinking it.

THE WORST TRAIT IN OTHERS THAT GETS YOU MAD? // People lying.

WHO WOULD PLAY YOUR ROLE IN A MOVIE? // Great adventurer.

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FAVOURITE MUSIC? // Carlos Vives, Colombian artist, Bailanato.

LAST RECORD YOU BOUGHT? // Beach Boys.

FAVOURITE BOOK? // Le Petit Prince I know cliché but you can read back and forth at anytime.

LAST BOOK YOU BOUGHT? // Le Petit Prince.

WHAT INSPIRES YOU? // People, everyone is different.

THE CLOSEST YOU HAVE COME TO DEATH? // Taxi Drivers in India.

FAVOURITE DESTINATION? // India.

LEAST FAVOURITE DESTINATION? // Romania.

HOW DO YOU RELAX? // Paddling, Meditating.

WHY DUBAI? // 365 days of Sunshine.

ARE YOU SPORTY? // Moderate.

BEACH OR DESERT? // Beach.

URBAN OR RURAL? // Urban.

CATS OR DOGS? // Dogs – Chihuahua.

COFFEE OR TEA? // Chai.

WHAT YOU MAKES YOU LAUGH? // Nasty jokes.

WHAT MAKES YOU CRY? // X Factor.

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