The new Michelin Guide of France

Click this link to get a look at the lay of the French restaurant landscape according to Michelin in 2010.

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Every year all of France eagerly awaits the release of the Michelin guide.  Some restaurants will have cause for celebration and others will be crying in their café au lait.

This year a small restaurant,  L’Auberge du Vieux Puits, in the Corbières not far from Carcassonne gained the coveted 3 Stars.  Gilles Goujon’s life is changed and prosperity is guaranteed.

Other temples of French gastronomy were not let off so easily.  Owners have to seriously consider the loss of their head chef in their decision process as Hotel de Crillion and Les Crayeres lost chefs Jean Francois Piege along with a star and Didier Elena along with two stars respectively.

Marc Veyrat the floppy black hat wearing foraging Savoyard with an inclination to molecular gastronomy has given up his three stars at l’Auberge de l’Eridan as he focuses on his health after a ski accident (this is pretty old news, but rocks the Michelin world nonetheless).

There are many other additions and losses which are clearly articulated in the pdf link at the top of this page.

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