Alain Ducasse to Host Intense Chef Summit in Monte Carlo [Updated]

B.Y.O. Cognac.
B.Y.O. Cognac. Photo: Hans Gisinger

Noted French fry connoisseur and heavily Michelin-starred chef Alain Ducasse is hosting a massive house party and chef summit next month at Le Louis XV in Monte Carlo to commemorate the restaurant’s 25th anniversary. It was at Le Louis XV that Ducasse got his first three-star rating, when he was just 33 years old. Two-hundred invited chefs, including David Chang and Joël Robuchon, will travel to the three-day event, which consists of parties, tastings, and a 10,769-square-foot temporary market showcasing regional meat, seafood, and vegetables. Combined, the gathering of chefs will represent 25 countries and an unprecedented 300 Michelin stars. Update: The impressive roster of chefs from the U.S. includes Dan Barber, David Bouley, Daniel Boulud, Paul Liebrandt, Francois Payard, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Michael White, and Bill Yosses. [France 24/AFP, Earlier]