Not to beat a dead horse (too late!), but Feast submits one last parting shot from Michelin’s Jean-Luc Naret regarding Chez Panisse falling off the list this year. “There’s always a good reason to lose a star,” he says, but he goes further to add that Alice is “a most talented chef” and she hasn’t sent him any death threats yet. Watch below, as well as a bit from ABC 7 with Charles Phan and Melissa Perello.
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And ABC 7’s mustachio’d wonder Don Sanchez paid visits yesterday to newly Michelin starred chef Melissa Perello, as well as Charles Phan at The Slanted Door, who despite getting a Bib Gourmand nod appears confused about why Sanchez chose to interview him, given that he didn’t receive a star. “But,” he says, “that’s OK,” and obviously the Door will continue to do a brisk business.
Also, Eater puts together a Michelin map; and W. Blake Gray defends Michelin’s vaulting of Japan’s restaurants to three-star status and also says “bully for Michelin for pointing out… that Chez Panisse… isn’t a good dining experience.”
Michelin’s Jean-Luc Naret Strips Chez Panisse, Feels No Remorse [Feast/NBC]
Earlier: Michelin 2011 Guide Released: Meadowood Rises to Three Stars, Chez Panisse Dissed [Grub Street]
Café Des Amis, Sons & Daughters Among Michelin’s 2011 Bib Gourmand Picks [Grub Street]