France

Marc Veyrat (R) at the 2018 Michelin Guide France announcement

The Lowdown: Marc Veyrat versus Michelin

By James McAllister

French chef Marc Veyrat says he plans to sue Michelin claiming the awards body downgraded his restaurant because an inspector wrongly identified cheddar cheese in a soufflé.

Allan Pickett, head chef of London's Plateau, will open the new restaurant with Andrew Blais

Bodean's Blais teams up with Plateau's Pickett

By Ruth Williams

Andre Blais, of Bodean’s BBQ restaurant group, is teaming up with Allan Pickett, head chef of London’s Plateau restaurant, to open a French restaurant called Piquet in early spring 2015.

The UK performed well in the World's 50 Best Restaurants list this year, with some strong movers on the 51-100 list

The World's 50 Best Restaurants 2014: 51-100

By Carina Perkins

UK restaurants performed strongly in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards 2014 – with two in the top ten for the first time ever - and there were also some impressive achievements for British restaurants on the 51-100 list.

Restaurant magazine hosted the panel debate at The Restaurant Show on Tuesday (8 October)

French cooking: Outdated and overrated?

By Luke Nicholls

A panel debate at The Restaurant Show earlier this week got all the big chefs talking. France may have influenced and defined the terms of virtually all western cooking, but does it continue to impress?

Andrew Fairlie holds two Michelin stars for Gleneagles in Scotland

Pearls of Wisdom: Andrew Fairlie

By Joe Lutrario

The only chef working in Scotland to hold two Michelin stars, Fairlie operates his eponymous restaurant at Gleneagles hotel and golf course.

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