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South Korean chef suing Michelin guide for listing his restaurant

Eo Yun-gwon is accusing the guide of the crime of ‘insult’
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Seoul, South Korea.
Laurie Nevay
Seoul, South Korea.

A South Korean chef is suing the Michelin Guide for listing his restaurant against his wishes.

According to the Korea Herald, chef Eo Yun-gwon, who runs the modern Italian eatery Ristorante Eo, has taken legal action against the fine dining guide for the crime of “insult”, which is illegal in Korean law.

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The chef’s restaurant previously featured in the 2017 and 2018 editions of the guide in Seoul as a one star concept before being downgraded to The Plate section which is a sign of “very good food”.

However, Eo has taken issue with being included in the list, telling The Korea Herald that the Michelin Guide’s inspectors are “unworthy of making an evaluation”.

He also claimed that he has been asking the Michelin Guide to remove his restaurant ever since he first appeared in 2017.

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