Michelin bestows Covid-era restaurant stars despite closures

The Michelin Guide consecrated France’s 30th three-star restaurant on Monday as it presented its awards for 2021 against the backdrop of the Covid-19 crisis, which has seen chefs forced to close their doors. The famous red guide had promised that no three-star chefs would be demoted as the health crisis rages, with food fans unlikely to book tables anytime soon. Many chefs fear French authorities will keep restaurants closed for several more weeks if not months, following a lockdown last spring and another imposed since October. As they hemorrhage money, some have pivoted to take-away or deliv…

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