Home > Lifestyle > Food > News
Friday September 27, 2013 MYT 1:29:00 PM
Friday September 27, 2013 MYT 1:30:18 PM
L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon in London has lost one star in the 2014 Michelin guide for Great Britain and Ireland. - AFP
Demotion in latest Michelin guide reduces overall count of most decorated chef in the world.
FRENCH master chef Joël Robuchon is likely feeling bruised this morning, after the latest Michelin guide deleted a star from his London restaurant, demoting it from two stars to one.
Michelin inspectors took away a star from L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon in the 2014 edition of the Michelin guide for Great Britain and Ireland – a blow that also puts a dent into the culinary giant’s reputation as the most decorated Michelin-starred chef in the world.
The latest deletion reduces his overall Michelin star count from 26 to 25.
L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon is a brand with a worldwide presence with locations’ rankings ranging from one to three stars. His Hong Kong and Macau outposts boast all three stars, for instance, while the flagship Parisian restaurant has two.
The big winners from the latest Michelin guide for Britain, meanwhile, include Dinner by Heston Blumenthal at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park Hotel in London which was promoted from one to two stars for being “a glorious celebration of Britain’s culinary heritage.”
French restaurant The Greenhouse in London was also given a second star for chef Arnaud Bignon’s “technically impressive and innovative cooking”.
The three-star category – signifying restaurants that offer exceptional cuisine worth a special journey – remain unchanged as an exclusive quartet made up of the Waterside Inn, The Fat Duck, Gordon Ramsay and Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester.
Fifteen restaurants also earned their first Michelin badge of honour including Spanish chef Elena Arzak’s debut in London, Ametsa with Arzak Instruction at the Halkin Hotel, and Lima, the first Peruvian restaurant in London to enter the Michelin club.
Upscale Chinese restaurants HKK and Bo London also earned their first stripe, as did Jason Atherton’s Social Eating House.
The full listing is now available as an Apple app for £5.99 (RM30.90), while the book version will hit bookshelves on Oct 4 at £15.99 (RM82.50).
A separate guide for London will also be released on Oct 4 for £11.99 (RM61.80). – AFP Relaxnews
The Fat Duck keeps three Michelin stars
Tags / Keywords:
Lifestyle, Michelin guide 2014, Joel Robuchon, L'Atelier
Copyright © 1995-2013 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)