Yesterday, the Michelin gastronomic guide celebrated the chefs of its origin country, France.
No new restaurants were awarded the coveted three stars in 2011 however, 2012 saw Flocon de Sel in Megeve, headed by chef Emmanuel Renault win the ultimate prize. Chapeau chef!
However, despite the buzz around chef Bertrand Grebaut’s Septime, this much talked of restaurant was not rewarded with a star. Many feel that this would be a good way to modernize the list.
I was also surprised, that for another year running, Le Chateaubriand run by chef Inaki Aizpitarte was ignored by the list. Inaki was the highest placed French chef on the S. Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants list and was 9th on the list in 2011.