From left, Paul Bocuse and Alain Ducasse.Photo: Getty ImagesIf you’re into the titans of French gastronomy, Gael Green has a rumor for you: Alain Ducasse will take over Restaurant Paul Bocuse when the eponymous founder dies. The restaurant will be “an homage to the charismatic revolutionary,” says Greene, and will serve as both a museum and restaurant. Bocuse, the towering figure of the previous generation of French chefs, is today regarded with profound reverence. Given that Ducasse is the leading figure in contemporary haute cuisine, this is the kind of ceremonial passing of the torch that the French love to celebrate.
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