Paul Bocuse Tribute Dinner In Lyon Will Feature All-Star Chef Lineup

Jan 2, 2013 11:01 am

Alain Ducasse heads up a cast of 200 this month

How would you like to eat a multi-course dinner that starts with some dishes from Mathias Dahlgren and several other acclaimed European chefs, then heads into main courses by Thomas Keller and Alain Ducasse, who's also overseeing dessert? 

Such is the lineup for the "Dîner des Grands Chefs du Monde" set to take place during the Sirha World Cuisine Summit in Lyon, France on January 28 (the two-day Bocuse D'Or competition starts on the 29th, featuring the American team led by chef Richard Rosendale). The meal is to promote healthy eating in restaurants, as the organization, Sirha, is billing the gathering as "the first international conference on out-of-home eating aiming to promote better food service for a better life."

From the press release that went out this morning, which sadly does not tell us how to score an invite to this amazing-sounding dinner.

To celebrate Sirha’s 30th anniversary, Michelin-starred chefs from all over the world have decided to pay tribute to a living legend of French gastronomy: Paul Bocuse. Many chefs have accepted Olivier Ginon’s invitation to Lyon City Hall. They will form an unprecedented gathering in a prestigious yet friendly atmosphere, looking forward to tomorrow’s gastronomy.

Massimiliano Alajmo, Yannick Alleno, Enrico Cerea, Christian Constant, Enrico Crippa, Eric Frechon, Pierre Gagnaire, Peter Goossens, Hiroyuki Hiramatsu, Thomas Keller, Régis and Jacques Marcon, Thierry Marx, Philippe Mille, Bertrand and Mathieu Pacaud, Gérald Passedat, Anne-Sophie Pic, Emmanuel Renaut, Nadia Santini, Guy Savoy, Geir Skeie, Pierre Troigros, and many others. In total, more than 100 chefs from all over the world, amounting to more than 200 “stars” will be brought together for this exceptional dinner party.

The “Dream Team” of Cuisine

Alain Ducasse, who holds three Michelin stars at each of his restaurants in Paris, Monaco and London, will be at the helm of this outstanding event. Michel Roth, chef at the Ritz in Paris and at the President Wilson hotel in Geneva (Switzerland), will be in charge of the organisation and decoration of the event.

Aperitif: Mathias Dahlgren, 2** (two Michelin stars) Swedish chef, and Matthieu Viannay, MOF (best French artisan) in 2004 and 2** chef at the famous La Mère Brazier restaurant in Lyon, will be in charge of awakening the chefs’ appetite by creating delicious appetizers.

Starters: Recently three-starred chef, MOF 2004 and President of the jury for the French selection round for the Bocuse d’Or 2013 competition, Emmanuel Renaut, will prepare the starters.

1st dish: American chef Thomas Keller, who owns two 3*** restaurants, will prepare the first dish, which will be both delicious and healthy.

2nd dish and dessert: For this feast, Alain Ducasse will then unveil the main dish and the dessert, whose motto will be: “authentic products for healthy and enjoyable eating”.

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