Michelin refuses to put away knife as guides rally round restaurants

The world’s top gastronomic guides are split over whether to continue ranking and rating restaurants with many closed because of coronavirus lockdowns.The most prestigious of them all, the Michelin, insists that it is business as usual, with new director Gwendal Poullennec saying that great chefs “have not lost their talent during the lockdowns”.”They have been innovating and creating new recipes,” he told AFP, adding that his inspectors were chomping at the bit “with impatience and an appetite to try them out when restaurants reopen.”Yet with only 13 percent of Michelin-starred restaurants op…

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