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Michelin Star Awarded to Vegan Restaurant
A Michelin Star First in France

A Michelin Star First in France

Vegan restaurant wins a star

(Newser) - A vegan restaurant in France has been awarded a Michelin star, a first for the legendary eatery honors. ONA, which stands for Origine Non Animale, was launched in Ares, near Bordeaux, in 2016 after a crowdfunding campaign and a loan from a green bank—because traditional banks in the country...

Chef Loses Unusual Court Fight Over Critique

Marc Veyrat sued the Michelin Guide when it demoted his restaurant

(Newser) - Some chefs don't care about getting three stars in the Michelin Guide. French chef Marc Veyrat cares very much. So much, in fact, that he took Michelin to court to force a full explanation of why his restaurant got demoted from three stars to two. The court, however, has...

Chef Takes Fight Over Michelin Star to Court

He says inspectors slandered his soufflé

(Newser) - A chef in France is suing the Michelin guide for downgrading his rating by a star, complaining that the prestigious guide sent inspectors so incompetent that they thought his "virtual scallops" were "real coquilles Saint-Jacques when they were made from a base of burbot livers from Lake Geneva"...

Famous Chef Says This Spice Cost Him a Michelin Star

France's Marc Veyrat says saffron fooled inspector into thinking pedestrian cheese was used

(Newser) - Marc Veyrat is world renowned, recognized for both his wild herb-based fare and his trademark look—a "wide-brimmed black Savoyard hat and smoke-tinted glasses," per the Guardian . What the 69-year-old French chef doesn't want to be known for, however, is losing a coveted star in the Michelin...

Chef Unhappy With Michelin Rankings for Surprising Reason

Sebastien Bras doesn't want the honor

(Newser) - Sebastien Bras is a world-renowned chef who stunned the culinary world when he asked the Michelin Guide to keep him and his Le Suquet restaurant out of its pages. The folks at Michelin granted the first-of-its-kind request, and there was no sign of Le Suquet in the 2018 guide—even...

Michelin Guide Lets Chef Do Something Unprecedented
Chef Makes an
Unusual Request,
Michelin Grants It
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Chef Makes an Unusual Request, Michelin Grants It

It has allowed Sebastien Bras to give up his stars

(Newser) - In an unprecedented move, the Michelin guide allowed a three-star chef to withdraw his restaurant from its prestigious listings on Tuesday. Sebastien Bras had announced in September that he didn't want Le Suquet restaurant in southern France to figure in the guide anymore because of the huge pressure involved....

America Has a New Culinary Capital
Michelin Has Spoken:
NYC No Longer
US Culinary Capital
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Michelin Has Spoken: NYC No Longer US Culinary Capital

San Francisco reigns over NYC in 3-star Michelin restaurants

(Newser) - No longer is New York City the culinary capital of America, based on restaurants with three Michelin stars. The 2018 Michelin Guide for New York City, released Monday, gives only five of the city’s restaurants the coveted three-star rating, down from six last year. Meanwhile, the 2018 Michelin Guide...

Michelin Star Is Great Honor One Hotel No Longer Wants

Boath House joins French chef in asking to have stars removed

(Newser) - People haven't distanced themselves from a star this quickly since Mel Gibson. The BBC reports a week after a top French chef asked for his three Michelin stars to be removed , a luxury hotel in Scotland made the same request of the star it's held for the past...

Tokyo Is World's Gourmet Capital: Michelin

...for the 6th year in a row

(Newser) - Want a fancypants meal—or 15? Head to Tokyo, which has more three-Michelin-star restaurants than any city in the world ... again. The top honor goes to Tokyo for the sixth year running (it overtook Paris in 2007 ), reports Reuters , with 15 restaurants claiming the maximum number of stars. Bloomberg...

London Poised to Beat Paris as Foodie Haven: Michelin Boss

City now home to 60 restaurants with Michelin stars

(Newser) - Looks like London's not just meat and potatoes anymore. After 16 British restaurants got their first Michelin star yesterday and three their second, the city is rivaling Paris as a destination for fine dining. In total, London boasts 60 starred restaurants; four of those have three stars and eight...

Japan Eclipses France as Culinary King
 Japan Eclipses France 
 as Culinary King 
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Japan Eclipses France as Culinary King

But skeptics take issue with Michelin Guide assessment

(Newser) - Japan has overtaken France as the fine dining capital of the world—at least according to the latest Michelin Guide, reports ABC News . The newly released 2012 edition of the influential guide has bestowed 29 Japanese eateries with a 3-star rating—the highest possible grade—compared with 25 in France....

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