Alain Ducasse: Royal Locavore Wedding

Did you know that Prince Albert of Monaco was a locavore?

Get ready for another royal wedding and another royal wedding menu.

Following up this spring’s wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, this summer’s big event is the wedding of Monaco’s Prince Albert and Charlene Wittstock in July. Naturally, they’ve chosen their resident celebrity chef, Alain Ducasse to prepare the big meal. He runs Le Louis XV and La Trattoria Sporting Monte Carlo.

The Associate Press reports:

“Prince Albert is very interested in protecting the Mediterranean, its flora and its fauna. It’s something of an obsession,” Ducasse said. “We decided to do something sustainable, local and ethical.”

Besides the Champagne, which comes from the eponymous region of northeast France, and a South African red wine honoring the bride’s roots, nearly all ingredients will be sourced from a 6-mile (10-kilometer) radius from Monaco — a tiny concrete hive of high-rises, art deco casinos and five-star hotels.

Luckily, the Prince owns farms where he grows fresh vegetables. The article goes on to say that Ducasse will be working with Joel Robuchon for a post-wedding brunch.

Click here to read about the ingredients in the menu.

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