USA wins gold at Bocuse d'Or, the fancy chef competition

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The scene at the awarding of the top prizes at the Bocuse d'Or in Lyon, France, on Jan. 25, 2017.

Two chefs representing the United States won the Bocuse d'Or, generally regarded as the world's most prestigious culinary competition.

It's the Yanks' first win at the Bocuse d'Or, held every two years since 1987 in Lyon, France.

An American team took the silver in 2015, the previous competition.

The finals came down to teams from 24 countries. It's best described as a five-hour, 35-minute Iron Chef competition with fewer cameras and more swearing in French.

Mathew Peters and Harrison Turone of the New York City restaurant Per Se emerged as victors. They had been coached by former French Laundry sous-chef Philip Tessier - who won the silver medal in 2015 - with Thomas Keller. Besides the glory, Peters wins 20,000 Euros.

The Bocuse d'Or was created in 1987 by Paul Bocuse, who continues to oversee the spectacle. 

Norway - which won the gold medal last time - won silver. Iceland won bronze.