Restaurant of popular french chef Paul Bocuse loses 3 -star Michelin rating

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The restaurant of famed French chef Paul Bocuse has reportedly lost its three-star Michelin rating, stirring controversy.

L’Auberge du Pont de Collonges, known simply as Paul Bocuse, had held its crème de la crème rating since 1965 – a world record.

But the Michelin Guide said the food quality was “no longer at the level of three stars”.

A BBC report says it will now have two.

The family of Bocuse – a culinary icon in France – have said they were “upset” by the decision.

The Michelin Guide’s head Gwendal Poullenec visited the restaurant near Lyon on Thursday, January 17, 2020 to deliver the news.

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Bocuse, who died in 2018 at 91, was a household name in France.

He was the head of an international food empire and known as the “pope” of cooking in his home country.

The restaurant’s loss of a highly coveted third star has reportedly shocked France and drawn confusion and outrage from various food critics around the world.

This well-known Food critic Périco Légasse called it “an absurd and unfair decision”, arguing that critics agreed the quality of food had improved since Bocuse’s death.

Source – BBC.COM

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