• Clare Smyth on Making her Mark in the World of Fine Dining

    3 days ago - By Elite Traveler

    When I arrive at the Hôtel de Paris , Clare Smyth is standing on the steps chatting amiably with a snowy-haired man. Below them, a photographer calls out instructions and snaps pictures. Brightly colored supercars line up outside and throngs of glamorous people drift into the casino next door.
    It's a balmy Friday afternoon in September and I've come to the hotel for the opening night of the Festival des Etoilés - a glitzy foodie event held by the Monte Carlo Société des Bains de Mer. The snowy-haired man is Alain Ducasse - arguably the planet's best chef, who holds more Michelin stars than...
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