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Top chefs work Mediterranean magic at Monaco pow-wow

Published on Nov 18, 2012 6:10 AM
 
French chef Alain Ducasse and Prince's Albert II of Monaco (Left) arrive for the festivities marking the 25th anniversary of Ducasse's restaurant "Le Louis XV", on Nov 17, 2012 in Monaco.Top chefs from across the globe rustled up a mouth-watering lesson in Mediterranean cuisine on Saturday, at a pow-wow for 240 food stars hosted in Monaco by France's culinary "godfather" Alain Ducasse. -- PHOTO: AFP 

MONACO (AFP) - Top chefs from across the globe rustled up a mouth-watering lesson in Mediterranean cuisine on Saturday, at a pow-wow for 240 food stars hosted in Monaco by France's culinary "godfather" Alain Ducasse.

Ducasse was feting a quarter century at his first three-star eatery, the Louis XV in Monaco, by hosting a three-day chefs' summit in the principality, with a local producers' market on Saturday a highlight of the event.

Boasting a combined 300 Michelin stars among them, the chefs from 28 countries headed down to the market, specially convened in the waterside Sporting Monte Carlo complex - where 14 of them set to work for lunch. The two-star Californian Daniel Patterson grated generous slivers of Italian white truffle onto an oyster-flavoured einkorn risotto - as fellow chefs eagerly snapped pictures and jotted down notes.

The Korean-American David Chang - named one of the world's 100 most influential figures by Time Magazine in 2010 - drew crowds for his miso soup of fermented green French lentils, with black truffle.

 
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