- There was mixed news for Gordon Ramsay as the chef both gained and lost a star in this year's French Michelin Guide. Ramsay's Trianon restaurant at Versailles was downgraded from two to one star, while his Bordeux restaurant Le Pressoir d'Argent gained its first star just four months after opening. No news on whether the air turned blue.
- Culinary legend Albert Roux, his son Michel Roux Jr and granddaughter Emily Roux are teaming up to launch two new Scottish restaurants early this year . Both sites will serve the family's classic French cuisine with a 'Scottish twist', with Emily overseeing the menu development. Michel said it was 'a very exciting time for the Rouxs'.
- Sushisamba is to open a second London site on the Open Terrace in Covent Garden's Grade II listed building at the end of 2017. Samba Brands Management - which owns both Duck & Waffle and Sushisamba - said it would begin a 'bold and contemporary renovation' of the existing conservatory.
- Flood-hit hotels in York have asked David Cameron and George Osborne to book a summer holiday in the region in order to boost trade. Best Western said its York hotels had lost more than £1m after the wettest December on record.
- Former Great British Menu winner James Durrant has joined Bluebird Chelsea as executive head chef. Durrant, who closed his Hampshire gastro-pub The Plough Inn on Christmas Eve, said he was looking forward to putting his own 'stamp' on the menu.
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