A Tribute to Chef Paul Bocuse

Chef Paul Bocuse — one of the most celebrated Chefs of all time — passed away on January 20, 2018, at the age of 91. Chef Paul’s passing is certainly a loss to the culinary world, but to many Disney and Epcot fans as well.

Chef Bucose with Mickey at Opening of Chefs de France

Chef Bucose with Mickey at Opening of Chefs de France

His accolades were many and varied: among them, Chef Paul was one of a group of chefs who pioneered modern French cooking and “nouvelle cuisine” in the 1960s and 70s. This weekend, French President Emmanual Macron paid tribute to the owner of the three Michelin star restaurant L’Auberge du Pont de Collonges, describing him as the “incarnation of French cuisine.”

In the early 80s, Chef Bocuse was invited by the Walt Disney Company to create restaurants for the France Pavilion in EPCOT Center. The result was Les Chefs de France, which now runs under his son, Jérôme.

Les Chefs de France in Epcot

Les Chefs de France in Epcot

His cuisine is also celebrated at the Pavilion’s Signature Restaurant, Monsieur Paul.

Monsieur Paul

Monsieur Paul

Several of Chef Bocuse’s signature dishes have a place on the Monsieur Paul menu.

Chefs de France Red Snapper

Chefs de France Red Snapper

And guests can enjoy the Saumon en Croute Façon Paul Bocuse at the L’Art du Cuisine Francaise Food Booth throughout the Epcot Festival of the Arts. 

Saumon en Croute Façon Paul Bocuse

Saumon en Croute Façon Paul Bocuse

Our sympathy extends not only to the friends and family of Chef Paul Bocuse, but also to the current chefs and Cast Members in Epcot’s France Pavilion who strive daily to keep his culinary legacy alive and well. 

Source: The New York Times and BBC.com

Comments

  1. Kimberly says

    He will be missed. Would you mind correcting the spelling? I see at least 4 places where Bocuse is misspelled Bucose. I’m a copy editor, so I try not to edit your posts in my head, but this time I had to. :)

  2. Linda says

    I am not a copy editor but also noticed the misspellings. It’s correct in your headline, thankfully.

  3. Mark says

    My wife had the Saumon en Croute yesterday and loved it. Even thought the $10 price was reasonable.

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