- Words by Andrea Petrini
- Photos by Christophe Urbain
Renvoi d’ascenseur. In French this means to return a favour. Credit where credit’s due. That’s why, before we start on the personal details of this article’s subject – Guillaume Monjuré – we need to pay tribute to Georges Dos Santos. Who better than this Portuguese sommelier free electron of the Lyonnaise world, the star performer of the best wine bar in the world, Georges Five, and now the showman at Only Georges to introduce this moustached and timid youngster?
While you sneak a peek at his fine profile on these pages it should be said, or rather written black on white, that one winter’s night, a traveller lost on Lyon’s foggy streets was alerted to him by the hyperexcited tones of Georges Dos Santos on the other end of the phone. “Stop complaining that eating in Lyon is like a kick in the balls. I went to a place last night that opened not two weeks ago. I won’t tell you anything, you’ll like it. Go straight away if you don’t want to get stuck on the waiting list. In its own little way, it will make a splash.”