My haven: Chef Raymond Blanc, 61, relaxes in the Japanese tea house at his restaurant, Le Manoir aux QuatSaisons

My haven: Chef Raymond Blanc, 61, relaxes in the Japanese tea house at his restaurant, Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons

JAMES STEEN

Last updated at 12:23 AM on 5th November 2011

Raymond first visited Japan in the early 1990s and came back to Britain utterly inspired

Raymond first visited Japan in the early 1990s and came back to Britain utterly inspired

Raymond Blanc

Enlarge Raymond first visited Japan in the early 1990s and came back to Britain utterly inspired

Raymond Blanc

Enlarge Raymond first visited Japan in the early 1990s and came back to Britain utterly inspired

Enlarge Raymond first visited Japan in the early 1990s and came back to Britain utterly inspired

Enlarge Raymond first visited Japan in the early 1990s and came back to Britain utterly inspired