Marc Veyrat, acclaimed chef behind Le Maison des Bois, has demanded to be removed from the Michelin Guide after his concept went from three stars to two stars in the 2019 edition.
According to The Guardian newspaper, Veyrat said the guide’s inspectors “know absolutely nothing about cooking” and denounced their “profound incompetence”.
It is not the first time someone has asked to be removed from the guide, with Michelin agreeing to a similar request from Sebastian Bras in 2017 before putting him back in the 2019 edition.
The tyre company will not be placating Veyrat, with the guide’s international director Gwendal Pullennec refuting the chef’s allegations that they had not visited his restaurant, and saying that the stars “are not the property of the chefs” but are “for readers and foodies”.
Marco Pierre White famously handed back his stars in 1999, and said last year that Michelin inspectors were banned from his new restaurant in Singapore.