'Alain Ducasse' on Serious Eats

Decadent Desserts at Louis XV in Monaco

If you happen to visit the south of France in the summer, a detour to Monaco is a must. Not for the high rolling casinos of Monte Carlo where they filmed all those James Bond movies, or even to ogle the parade of stunning cars circling Place du Casino (though those are both justifiable reasons), but to eat. Specifically to eat dessert at Louis XV-Alain Ducasse in the Hotel de Paris. More

'Ducasse Made Simple': Uneven Execution

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

Alain Ducasse Interview

I'm happy to learn that Alain Ducasse and I have something in common (besides the first five letters of our names)—we both like Chicken McNuggets. Read more about the 15-Michelin-star chef in his recent Financial Times interview.... More

Alain Ducasse In The Windy City?

Chicago to get Joel Robuchon by the end of next year, maybe Alain Ducasse too? Ducasse currently runs ten restaurants (not counting his place in NYC, which is closed but reopening this spring) so it's not like he'd be moving to Chicago to work the kitchen, but this is still a pretty exciting rumor—Ducasse is the only chef in the world to have three restaurants with three Michelin stars each. [via Grub Street]... More

One Reason To Stay On Earth

Space station food.... Although Alain Ducasse is trying to remedy the situation.... As South African blogger Kitsch 'n' Zinc remarks, "they say that the restaurant on the space station has great food now, incredible views but still no atmosphere."... More

Michelin madness

I went to the ridiculous party Michelin threw for its new New York Red Guide to hotels and restaurants. There were lots of chefs there. In typically haughty French fashion, the invitation requested we wear ties (I'm surprised they didn't... More

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