Renegade Michelin taster steps up campaign

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27 May 2004 , HAMBURG - A former tester for France's "Guide Michelin" handbook of hotels and restaurants continued his campaign against the respected restaurant guide, telling a German weekly magazine that as many as one-third of the 27 three-star restaurants in France were overrated. In remarks published by Stern magazine, Pascal Remy said "there are hardly any testers at Michelin." Remy, who was dismissed in February, has published a book in France that attacks the directory's methods. Only five testers

27 May 2004

HAMBURG - A former tester for France's "Guide Michelin" handbook of hotels and restaurants continued his campaign against the respected restaurant guide, telling a German weekly magazine that as many as one-third of the 27 three-star restaurants in France were overrated.

In remarks published by Stern magazine, Pascal Remy said "there are hardly any testers at Michelin." Remy, who was dismissed in February, has published a book in France that attacks the directory's methods.

Only five testers had to cover the whole of France last year, he said, "and each of us visited about 200 restaurants in that time".

He said the 9,000 addresses given in the guide could only be tested every few years at the most, and most assessments were cribbed from competing publication or were based on reviews read in newspapers and magazines.

"Of the 27 three-star restaurants in France, every third one is rated too highly," he told the German interviewer.

 DPA

Subject: German News

 

 

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