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Ducasse Vaunts Sexy, Dynamic London Restaurant Scene: Interview

Alain Ducasse smiles as he reflects on the difficulty of running a restaurant empire that stretches across eight countries and includes three-Michelin-star establishments in Monte Carlo, Paris and London. He queries this interpretation of his view.

“Over the last 10 years certainly, London developed the largest variety of different restaurants compared with other cities,” the soft-spoken chef says in an interview at Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester. “New York continues to develop -- maybe you’re at the same level as New York -- but it entered into competition later and in the last 10 years London has become very contemporary, very sexy, very dynamic.