French superchef Alain Ducasse won a third Michelin star for his restaurant at Paris's Plaza Athenee hotel but lost one at the equally opulent Le Meurice, the country's most prestigious gastronomic guide said Monday.
Christian Le Squer also gained a third star for another grand Parisian hotel, the George V as the industry reeled after the apparent suicide Sunday of top chef Benoit Violier.
"Alain Ducasse took a brave decision to come up with a style of cooking based around the idea of 'naturalness'" at the Plaza Athenee, the guide's US-born international director Michael Ellis said. "Christian Le Squer is a real virtuoso," he added.
GMT 07:57 2017 Thursday ,27 AprilPost-Brexit UK won't have same rights as EU members
GMT 07:55 2017 Thursday ,27 AprilEU-Turkey ties 'severely hit' by Ankara developments
GMT 07:50 2017 Thursday ,27 AprilFrench court refuses to extradite ex-Kosovo PM Haradinaj to Serbia
GMT 07:48 2017 Thursday ,27 AprilNintendo eyes sale of 10 mn Switch consoles in year to March
GMT 07:46 2017 Thursday ,27 AprilAirbag maker Takata shares plunge nearly 20% on bankruptcy report
GMT 04:37 2017 Thursday ,27 AprilUS, Mexico and Canada agree to 'swiftly' renegotiate NAFTA: White House
GMT 04:35 2017 Thursday ,27 AprilSamsung reports 46 percent jump in Q1 net profit
GMT 04:32 2017 Thursday ,27 AprilVenezuela to quit OAS regional bloc: government