PARIS, Nov 29 — Contrary to reports suggesting that the Monegasque chef Alain Ducasse was potentially interested in acquiring the famous gastronomic restaurant Lucas Carton, located in the French capital, Paul-François Vranken, the CEO of the Vranken Pommery Monopole group, has denied any intention of selling the restaurant.
The restaurant is currently owned by the Vranken family, with the highly reputable Michelin-starred chef Julien Dumas heading the kitchen.
According to information available last week, several big names in the world of haute cuisine, including Alain Ducasse, were thought to be interested in taking over Lucas Carton should the owners be seeking to give up the restaurant. This has now been refuted. — AFP-Relaxnews