Brace yourself, Las Vegas. The Strip is about to be invaded by 150 master chefs from the Maîtres Cuisiners de France. For the first time since its inception, the 59th general assembly of French Master Chefs dubbed the Maîtres Cuisiners de France will bring their worldwide meetings to the the Venetian and Palazzo March 5-9. The event will also celebrate the 50th anniversary of the American and Canadian delegations and the U.S. Chapter of l'Academie Culinaire de France.
Over five days, the chefs will meet and induct new members to the organization. Venetian and Palazzo executive chef Olivier Dubreuil, a master chef of France, says, "Maîtres Cuisinier de Franceis the most envied title that chefs aspire to have, but not everyone can become a "Maître Cuisinier."
The l'Academie Culinaire de France will also host a special dinner to elect the woman of the year and reward one member with the Fauteuil de l' Academie for lifetime achievement.
One event is open to the public, the Master Tour de France on Saturday, March 8 from 6 to 10 p.m. Twelve chefs and 12 wineries and spirit makers will showcase specialties from France. Tickets are $50 at 702-414-9000.
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