A giant fresco dedicated to Paul Bocuse has been on the wall of a building in downtown Lyon since 2015. - MOURAD ALLILI / SIPA
This demotion goes very badly in the world of French gastronomy, and especially in the Lyon region. Almost two years to the day after the disappearance of Paul Bocuse, his Inn learned Thursday evening that it would lose its third Michelin star, after 55 years of reign. His restaurant has just published his reaction via a press release this Friday.
Recalling the launch of "tradition on the move" three months ago, this one does not hide its shock: "Although upset by the inspectors' judgment, there is one thing that we never want to lose is the soul of Monsieur Paul. Paul Bocuse was a visionary, a free man, a force of nature, and it is in this spirit that we have built the new experience that we have been orchestrating since October. From Collonges and from the bottom of our hearts, we will continue to bring the Sacred Fire to life with audacity, enthusiasm, excellence and a certain form of freedom. ”
From Collonges and from the bottom of our hearts, we will continue to bring the Sacred Fire to life with audacity, enthusiasm, excellence and a certain form of freedom. https://t.co/bRhZvgyoJI pic.twitter.com/nAGXqMWW9m- Paul Bocuse - The Gastronomic Restaurant (@PaulBocuse) January 17, 2020
"They want to erase the entire Bocuse generation"
Support for Paul Bocuse's restaurant is manifold this Friday, from Gérard Collomb to Jean-Michel Aulas via Yann Cucherat. Questioned by BFM TV, chef Marc Veyrat, currently at the heart of a legal battle against the red guide, thus denounced a “pathetic” decision: “It is anything. They are incompetent people who judge us, they want to erase the entire Bocuse generation. ”
I know how his teams, following him, perpetuated the qualities of requirement, creativity and the values of generosity which were his. I share their emotion.
Monsieur Paul, you will always keep three stars in our hearts ⭐⭐⭐ pic.twitter.com/ijT3iSs6iU
Whatever the number of stars, for all Lyonnais, the hostel of our late @PaulBocuse will forever mark the history of world and Lyon gastronomy #mercipaul pic.twitter.com/PqxNJToSIA- Yann CUCHERAT (@YCUCHERAT) January 17, 2020
@OL @ TF1 I associate myself with OL to affirm loud and clear our unconditional support for the formidable institution that has become @PaulBocuse More than 100 official meals of the European Cup unanimously appreciated ns will be at UEFA the Juventus next 02/26 # J'aimePaulBocuse- Jean-Michel AULAS (@JM_Aulas) January 17, 2020
More measured, the Lyon chef Christian Têtedoie (one star) wonders in Lyon Capitale : “Between Bocuse and the Michelin, I wonder which of the two really lost. The future will tell. "
Paul Bocuse's restaurant loses its third Michelin star
On the menu for Marc Veyrat's trial against the Michelin guide, cheddar, monkfish liver and vanity
- Michelin Guide