People 17 April 2024

Alain Ducasse and Daniel Humm Talk New York Versus Paris

The chefs, who have a combined 24 MICHELIN Stars, dish on their favorite daily meal, vegetable-forward cuisine, and city living.

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Earlier this year, the chefs Alain Ducasse and Daniel Humm had an idea. Collaborate on a series of dinners bridging their forward-thinking talents together for a 10-course (or 8-course in the lounge) dinner series that kicked off at Two MICHELIN Star Restaurant Le Meurice Alain Ducasse and finished at Eleven Madison Park. The results were nothing short of gastronomic splendor with the duo (and their teams) elegantly weaving course after course together with a shared thread of plant-based cooking.

We caught up with the pair on the tail end of their collaboration in lower Manhattan where we asked them to spill their secrets on what they like to eat everyday, why it's important that everyone appreciate vegetable-centric haute cuisine, and how they first met. Above, get a glimpse of these two culinary masters in conversation. (Ed's note: please click closed captioning for translated subtitles)

Shoot credits:

Director: Nolan Zangas

Camera: Wes Knoll

Grip / Lighting: Lukas Cardoni

Editor: Josef Kovacs

Art Director: David Vo

Grooming: Kimi Duncan

Producer: Michelle Ngadino

Shot on location and special thanks to the Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown

Hero image: Nolan Zangas


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