Tributes pour in for legendary French chef Paul Bocuse
Bocuse was the ‘godfather’ of nouvelle cusinine, bringing it to worldwide attention in the 1970s. His restaurant, L’Auberge du Pont de Collonges, has earned three Michelin stars since 1965 and he was named “chef of the century” by rival guide Gault-Millau in 1989, and again by the Culinary Institute of America in 2011.
He launched the celebrated chef competition Bocuse d’Or in 1976,with the gastronomy competition viewed as the one of greatest accolades a chef can aspire to win.
Macron said chefs across France “crying in their kitchens”.
“His name alone summed up French gastronomy in its generosity and respect for tradition but also its inventiveness,” Macron said.