Foodies ‘round the world know 3-star Michelin Chef Paul Bocuse, one of the 20th century’s most revered culinary icons. In 1982, he opened Chefs de France restaurant at Epcot‘s France Pavilion (along with French chefs Roger Verge and Gaston Lenôtre) to bring Disney guests a taste of his famous Lyon, France, restaurant, l’Auberge du Pont de Collonges.
Now, nearly 30 years later, the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is honoring the great chef with a “Best of Bocuse” dinner based mostly on the cookbook, “Best of Paul Bocuse.” Published in 2008 and translated to English, the book is a treasure of Bocuse recipes – and each dinner guest gets a copy to take home.
And while the great culinary master won’t be in the kitchen, a 5-course dinner will be prepared by Chef Francesco Santin, longtime chef at Bocuse’s Lyon restaurant. The menu will include his famous truffle soup; red snapper with potato “scales”; sorbet des vignerons; chicken fricassee with morels; a cheese course; and tarte tartin – all classic recipes from Chef Bocuse and all in the book (except the cheese and sorbet).
Bocuse’s longtime pal Jean-Luc Columbo, a pioneer in French wine-making, will help host the evening and share his award-winning Rhône Valley wines.
The dinner will be in the lovely Bistro de Paris upstairs at the France Pavilion from 6:30-10 p.m. on Nov. 7. Cost is $245 (gratuity included). Epcot admission is required.
Tickets go on sale Aug. 16! With just 75 seats, reserve a spot by calling 407-WDW-FEST.
See these posts for more special events during this year’s Epcot International Food and Wine Festival: