Michelin-laden French chef Alain Ducasse will celebrate the 25th anniversary of his three-star Michelin Monaco restaurant Le Louis XV by inviting 200 international chefs to a summit on the French Riviera. These chefs will come from 25 different countries and five continents, and together, they've racked up 300 Michelin stars between them.
"The 25th anniversary of the restaurant struck me as a unique opportunity to gather some of the world's great culinary talents in the spirit of the Mediterranean to take a stroll around the area," said Ducasse in the release. And so, René Redzepi, Tetsuya Wakuda, Joël Robuchon, David Chang, and Michel Guerard will be among the attendees. A full list of invited chefs is to be confirmed next week, according to reps for Ducasse.
The goal is "to exchange knowledge, ideas, and discoveries," and so there will be different events, from tastings to a gala dinner to a 1,000 square-meter outdoor market on November 17th which will feature demos and demonstrations. Ducasse is said to be choosing ten of the 200 chefs to each take on a different Mediterranean product and do a live cooking demonstration.
Here's the full press release (in French):