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French restaurant becomes first to bow out of Michelin

  • Sebastien Bras held the maximum rating from the gastronomic bible for 18 years
  • Chef says he no longer wants restauran to be honoured with three star rating 
  • Le Suquet, at Laguiole in south central France, will not feature in this year’s book
  • Bras said he wanted to ‘start a new chapter’ in the restaurant’s history

The Michelin guide has allowed a top French restaurant to bow out of its listings after its chef said he no longer wanted to be honoured with its three star rating.

It is the first time the guide has ever allowed a restaurant to withdraw from its pages.

Sebastien Bras’ Le Suquet restaurant in the rural Aveyron region has held the maximum rating from the gastronomic bible for 18 years.

In an unprecedented move, the Michelin guide has allowed three-star chef Sebastien Bras to withdraw his restaurant from its prestigious listings

Le Suquet, in Laguiole, central France, will not feature in this year's edition of the gastronomic bible

Le Suquet, in Laguiole, central France, will not feature in this year’s edition of the gastronomic bible

Le Suquet, at Laguiole in south central France, will not feature in the guide’s 2018 edition, which will be published on Monday.

Bras, 46, said: ‘You’re inspected two or three times a year, you never know when. Every meal that goes out could be inspected.

‘That means that every day one of the 500 meals that leaves the kitchen could be judged.

‘Maybe I will be less famous but I accept that.’

He said he wanted to ‘start a new chapter’ in the restaurant’s history ‘without wondering whether my creations will appeal to Michelin’s inspectors’.

 

 



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