Double yummy whammy for chef Veyrat

28th January 2004, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, Jan 27 (AFP) - French chef Marc Veyrat scored a double first Tuesday, getting an unbeatable 20 out of 20 in the latest GaultMillau guide for each of the two restaurants he runs in the French Alps.

PARIS, Jan 27 (AFP) - French chef Marc Veyrat scored a double first Tuesday, getting an unbeatable 20 out of 20 in the latest GaultMillau guide for each of the two restaurants he runs in the French Alps.

Last year GaultMillau - which with the Michelin Red Guide is seen as the arbiter of French fine-dining - gave Veyrat top marks for his Auberge de l'Eridan in Annecy, open from May to November. In 2004 it matches that with a second 20 for My Father's Farm at Megeve, open the other half of the year.

 The guide created controversy a year ago when it downgraded the Burgundy restaurant of Bernard Loiseau from 19 to 17, contributing - according to some of his colleagues - to his suicide a week later.

In the new listing, his restaurant in Saulieu maintains its 17 points, and the guide says that the new team, "clearly well-motivated is successfully going to do a Loiseau without Loiseau."

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