French celebrity chef Marc Veyrat is suing the Michelin Guide after losing his third Michelin star at his restaurant La Maison des Bois. Veyrat mentioned a particular incident, in which the person judging the dining establishment perhaps mistook the cheese in the cheese souffle to be English cheddar, as opposed to the classic mix of French cheeses.
“I’ve been dishonoured, I saw my team in tears,” Veyrat told French radio. “To have them call you one evening without warning, without anything written down, without anything, to say ‘that’s it, it’s over’.”
Veyrat’s lawyer has been tasked with finding out exactly what caused the downgrade, with a court hearing being scheduled for late November.