Monday, January 19, 2009

Michelin stars in their eyes

Ayeright files another food story:

As the Gurn gathers in the votes for Gurnites favourite takeaway, staff at Michelin have had to carry out a hasty ring round after their 2009 guide was leaked ahead of publication time letting winning chefs know before they read of their award elsewhere (The Gurn?)
This year on our doorstep (I have a large doorstep) Boath House at Auldearn has been awarded one star for the first time. I have eaten there and have always been impressed by chef Charlie Lockley’s cooking (I wonder if they do takeaways?)
This year we are told that Michelin has awarded more stars than ever. Maybe this is clever marketing in a recession which will encourage more diners to visit the top restaurants.
I can say I have never joined the Michelin star trail in a similar manor to which folk bag Munros, and am unlikely to do so. I recently celebrated a milestone birthday with a lunchtime bag of chips, and very good they were too. I like my food but not because a tyre company tells me I should, but then someone has to believe the hype!

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