Restaurants & Bars

Bernard Loiseau

jriley | May 16, 2003 03:01 PM

There's an interesting piece in the latest New Yorker on the events behind the suicide of renowned French chef Bernard Loiseau back in February. Some have speculated that the downrating of his flagship resturant La Côte d’Or by Gault Millau from 19 pts (out of a possible 20) to 17 pts was a contributing factor to this tragic event. Interestingly, the restaurant did keep its third Michelin star in the latest copy of the Red Guide.

According to the New Yorker, the Michelin ratings carry a lot more weight in France than do Gault Millau, particularly since the Gault Millau publications carry advertising.

Loiseau was 52.

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