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Chef of the Century Joël Robuchon Considers a Move to Montreal


Blockbuster news, perhaps
Blockbuster news, perhaps
Joël Robuchon

The man France's Gault Millau guide named 'Chef of the Century' in 1989 may expand his restaurant empire to Canada — and specifically Montreal. Yes, Joël Robuchon, holder of a world record number of Michelin Guide stars, with restaurants from Las Vegas to Tokyo, is in alleged talks to possibly open a version of his L'Atelier concept in la belle province.

The exact words from a Robuchon spokesperson today: "At this point in time, this is just an idea that is being considered. No contract has been signed."

Notably, the Montreal developer behind an ill-fated, axed Downtown project called the Gramercy Residences had, at one time, included a mock-up with a boutique entitled 'Robuchon' on its website.