August peripatetic and multi-Michelin starred (18, on last check) chef Alain Ducasse just joined his "friends" (and by friends we just mean people who also deal with food, not friends as in, "Salut Tyler, let's watch football. You bring the dip!") Tyler Florence, Jamie Oliver, Nigella Lawson and Martha Stewart, in launching an iPhone app.
Ducasse's includes all his restaurants and inns, the ability to book tables at them (though sadly no discounts for booking through the app) and a section called École de Cuisine Alain Ducasse about his school in Paris. As of yet there are no recipes there but word is that'll be in the 2.0 release. The app is free — as opposed to those of Florence, Lawson, Oliver and Stewart — which is funny because, chances are, if you are looking to eat at Louis XV — Alain Ducasse, 99 cents isn't going to kill you. Ducasse will be in town — New York City town — this Sunday, December 12, at the Wired Store from 5pm to 7pm to celebrate the launch of the app and....sign iPhones.
· Alain Ducasse iPhone App [iTunes]
· Bon "App"Etit With Alain Ducasse [Wired Store]
· All Alain Ducasse Coverage on Eater [-E-]