Australian chefs convene in Monaco for Alain Ducasse bash

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L-R: Geoff Scott, Guillaume Brahimi, Alain Ducasse, Tetsuya Wakuda, Serge Dansereau

“It’s like getting an invitation from the president or the Pope: you just don’t say, ‘no’ .”

That’s how David Chang, chef and founder of the Momofuku restaurant empire, including Momofuku Seiobo in Sydney, describes the summons to Monaco of some 240 chefs by one of the world’s most celebrated culinary creators, Alain Ducasse.

Ducasse – the first chef to be awarded three Michelin stars in three cities, Paris, New York and Monaco at the same time – had an important mission for his guests: to celebrate the 25th anniversary of his restaurant Le Louis XV at the Hotel de Paris in Monte Carlo.

They came from around the globe, chefs in caps, chefs in jeans, chefs sporting silver Nikes, or the rock star look: quaffed or unkempt hair and designer sunglasses. But all wore “chef’s whites”, the traditional double-breasted jacket of the trade. Read the full article.

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5 responses to “Australian chefs convene in Monaco for Alain Ducasse bash

  1. fabulous article. i bet it was hard to write, because you had so much great material – all those wonderful quotes and comments! you can feel the positive energy and respect that they all have for ducasse.

    • Yes, there certainly was a lot of material to use. A few more articles to come, so hopefully will get to draw upon more of the experience. Trip of a lifetime. Thanks for dropping by.

  2. Hope you’re having a great time in Monaco-what a special event! :)

  3. Great article, you captured the atmosphere so well. I was in Monaco once on a press trip and it is a magical place. And to meet all those chefs, so cool!
    Thanks for sharing.

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