Although Bocuse was associated in the early 1970s with the rise of nouvelle cuisine, he later dissociated himself from that movement, saying it represented “not enough on your plate and too much on your bill”.
The Culinary Institute of America honoured Bocuse in their Leadership Awards Gala on 30 March 2011. He received the “Chef of the Century” award. In July 2012 the Culinary Institute of America announced in The New York Times that they would change the name of their Escoffier Restaurant to the Bocuse Restaurant, after a year-long renovation.
After a record of 55 years as a 3-star Michelin rated restaurant, the restaurant of famed French chef Paul Bocuse lost its three-star Michelin rating in 2020. L’Auberge du Pont de Collonges, known simply as Paul Bocuse, had held its crème de la crème rating since 1965 – a world record. But the Michelin Guide said the food quality was “no longer at the level of three stars”. It will now have two. The restaurant’s loss of a highly coveted third star has shocked France and drawn confusion and outrage from food critics around the world. Food critic Périco Légasse called it “an absurd and unfair decision. Michelin cannot be so stupid,” he said on radio station FranceInfo, arguing that critics agreed the quality of food had improved since Bocuse’s death. Many chefs and food critics agree that the demotion was entirely political as Michelin try to de-emphasize French cuisine and formal dining.
Final Resting Place:
Cimetière de Collonges-au-Mont-d-Or
2 Chemin de Moyrand
Collonges-au-Mont-d'Or, , 69660
Grave Location:Famille Bocuse
Grave Location Description
As you enter the cemetery walk straight ahead to the fourth row on your left and turn left at the monument for Famille Rodarie. Walk three spaces into the row and you will have found the final resting place of master chef and chevalier of the Légion d’honneur, Paul Bocuse.
Grave Location GPS45.829371450234035, 4.840311910235149
Read More About Paul Bocuse:
- Published Obituary
- Wikipedia Entry
- The Official Website of Paul Bocuse with Menus
- Institut Paul Bocuse
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- Restaurants in Lyon, Annecy & Paris - Maisons Bocuse
- The First Time I Met Paul Bocuse
- Paul Bocuse, 20 things to know about the chef of the century
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