To make people talk about him, the director of the Michelin Guide has chosen to execute the most popular cook in France, one of the friendliest.
Guy Savoy hadn't seen it coming.
He had even received and entertained a delegation from Michelin shortly before the famous decision.
Obviously, all these Michelin delegates had not been made aware of what was going to happen a few days later.
The news of his downgrading came as a surprise.
I wanted to go see.
I had a hard time getting a table on the evening of Saturday March 11th.
The restaurant was full, like the other days of the week.
Carefully prepared, like the assassination of the Duke of Guise on December 23, 1588, his execution was a resounding flop.
The Savoy case has become his executor's case.
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So I dined at Guy Savoy.
The halls were full.
A big publicity stunt for him.
The sprinkler watered.
Guy Savoy was serene.
His clientele was there, very present and supportive.
Each customer first thought of feasting...
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