New Michelin star stands up to allegations of French bias

30 January 2008 by
New Michelin star stands up to allegations of French bias

The Evening Standard's Fay Maschler has defended the Michelin guide against allegations of French bias after reviewing the newly starred Quilon.

Maschler claimed that any criticism that the inspectors felt they should give a new star to an Asian restaurant in order to stave off possible criticism of a French bias is nullified by head chef Sriram Vishwanathan Aylur's "progressive" cooking in the south-India themed eatery.

Meanwhile Bloomberg's Richard Vines leaves the London dining scene and heads off to Alain Ducasse's Le Jules Verne in the South Pillar of the Eiffel Tower where he becomes increasingly frustrated with the slow service and an empty glass but finds the food more memorable than Ducasse at the Dorchester.

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