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The high priests of French gastronomy may not have been convinced that American chefs have arrived, but the market itself has spoken. For the last year there's been a six-month wait to get a table at a young Chicagoan's Paris restaurant.
Americans have never even cracked the top ten in the Bocuse d'Or despite the increased quality of high-end American gastronomy and the numerous accolades received by the country's leading chefs. It's an anomaly Daniel Boulud and Thomas Keller have been working furiously to eliminate.