The first Chefs’ World Summit has ended in Monaco after three mouth-watering days at the Grimaldi Forum. A total of one hundred exhibitors took advantage of the limelight.
The first course was an inaugural evening with the announcement of the 100 best chefs in the world, chosen and ranked by 534 two and three-michelin-starred international chefs for Le Chef magazine.
The winner was Alain Passard, chef at l’Arpege in Paris. Perhaps unsurprisingly, there were five French chefs in the top ten, although second place went to Martin Berasate of Spain for his work at Lasarte-Oria, another three-star establishment.
Although there was a strong competitive flavour to this first event in Monaco, the Chef’s World Summit was more than anything a happy celebration of gastronomy at its summit.
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AS Monaco Basket was back at Disneyland Paris for the LNB Leaders Cup and won the quarterfinal game over Gravelines-Dunkerque 90-85.
The Northerners had won six victories for a single defeat in Pro A since early December, and were no easy opponent. But the Roca Team has the best of the 40 teams in the Basketball Champions League (12V-2D), with only two defeats, in Nancy and at home against Paris-Levallois.
Since 2013, the Leaders Cup regroups the first eight Pro A teams at the end of the first leg of the regular season. With 27 victories for every five defeats in all competitions, the Roca Team leads the championship and is the overall favourite in this competition.