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We Chat With: Chef Alain Ducasse of Adour and Benoit

New York Jacqueline Raposo Post a comment

Chef Ducasse travels over 200 days of the year, keeping an eye on his restaurants and schools and attending more culinary events than one would believe existed. We got in a quick chat and a few snaps of the celebrated chef while he popped into town to check on Adour and Benoit. More

'Ducasse Made Simple': Uneven Execution

Tam Ngo 2 comments

From left: Sophie Dudemaine, Sirio Maccioni, Gwenaelle Ducasse, and Alain Ducasse. Photograph by Sara Jaye Weiss On Monday night, Serious Eats attended the launch party for Sophie Dudemaine's latest cookbook, Ducasse Made Simple. Dudemaine could best be described as the French equivalent of Rachael Ray. Bubbly and beloved, she is a French television personality and the unusually prolific author of 17 cookbooks. With each cookbook, she attempts to render the complicated into 45-minute recipes for fledgling home cooks. When asked why, of all French chefs, she chose to write an Alain Ducasse cookbook, she replied, "I listen to my viewers. I give them what they want." Asked what the 100 recipes chosen from Ducasse's Grand Livre de Cuisine had... More

D.C. Critic Live Twitters Alain Ducasse’s New Restaurant

Erin Zimmer 1 comment

Washingtonian restaurant critic Todd Kliman went into Twitter overdrive earlier this week, live-reviewing Alain Ducasse's new restaurant Adour, located inside the D.C. St. Regis. Kliman tweets over 2,000 words, including: "Weird: the music's BETTER in the men's room."... More

Bruni's Adour Review Reveals Essential Truth about Alain Ducasse

New York Ed Levine Post a comment

I haven't yet been to the new Ducasse restaurant Adour, but I still found Frank Bruni's review today in the New York Times to be insightful in the following way: he says that the best dishes at Adour are about... More

Does the World Need More Fancy-Pants French Restaurants?

New York Ed Levine 14 comments

New York magazine devoted umpteen thousand words this week to superchef Alain Ducasse's two new attempts to open a successful restaurant in New York City. One, Adour at the St. Regis Hotel, is obviously going to be Ducasse's attempt to... More

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