This week in chef news…
Daniel Ochoa Pascual of Llanten, a restaurant in Valladolid, Spain, has been invited to cook at Le Cirque on April 7. Wine director Paul Altuna will pair Spanish wines with Pascual’s dishes for the occasion.
The second annual Top Chef Tour starts Friday at the Flatiron Pedestrian Plaza. The 21-city tour will have the chef’testants stopping in New Orleans, D.C., Boston and L.A.
Alain Ducasse is the proud papa of a new baby boy, Arzhel. The French chef has also been immortalized in wax at Paris’ Musée Grévin along with his signature dish, cocotte des légumes.
Michael Psilakis, of Anthos fame, cooked at the White House yesterday, calling the experience, “a carpet ride that has just been magical… surreal.”