My Essentials: Chef Eric Ripert (Slideshow)

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Eric Ripert shares his must-haves

Signature Drink?

Bordeaux, Scotch, and tequila, and not necessarily in that order!



DUNC DE BRANAIRE DUCRU



‘05 St. Julien

$36

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Favorite Movie?

I don't like war movies, however The Wall and Apocalypse Now are two of my favorite movies.



APOCALYPSE NOW



By Francis Ford Coppola

$8

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Favorite Snack?

Dark chocolate. Every day.



VOSAGES



Goji Exotic Chocolate Bar

$8

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Who Inspires You?

I am inspired by traveling and by my surroundings, but if I had to pick a person, His Holiness the Dalai Lama is of great inspiration to me.



THE ART OF HAPPINESS



By Dalai Lama

$19

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Off-Duty Shoe Brand?

Converse and Prada.



CONVERSE



Chuck Taylor Low Sneaker

$45

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'Avec Ripert'

By Eric Ripert

$35

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