The legendary chef’s restaurant in Collonge au Mont d´Or, which disappeared two years ago, has had three stars for over fifty years.
By Luxus Plus
“GL events, organizing company of the Bocuse d’Or, wishes to give its unwavering support to the Maison Bocuse which has just seen its third Michelin star withdrawn after 55 years”, according to a press release from the organizers of this international competition de cuisine, launched in 1987 by “Monsieur Paul”.
“Although upset by the inspectors’ judgment, there is one thing that we never want to lose, it is the soul of Mr. Paul”, reacted in a press release the family, the general manager of the restaurant Vincent Le Roux ” and the whole crew. “
“It is an absurd and unfair decision,” for his part denounced the food columnist Périco Légasse, on France Info. “The people in the Michelin Guide can no longer eat,” he said.
Other critics already said long before the chef’s death at 91 that the Auberge de Collonges-au-Mont-d’Or was no longer up to scratch and guides had classified it in the institution category, failing that to write it down.
Modernization efforts – “tradition in motion” as defined by the management teams of this institution – will therefore not have been enough.
“The chefs worked and reworked the dishes, they refined them for more than a year, making them evolve while retaining their DNA, their original taste”, explained to Le Progrès Vincent Le Roux, general manager, a few days ago .
For example, the presentation of the whole lobster is more contemporary, the dumpling, lighter, accompanied by a champagne sauce.
“Monsieur Paul” defined himself as “a follower of traditional cuisine”. “I like butter, cream, wine” and not “peas quartered”, he said in “Paul Bocuse, Sacred Fire”