Eater National sat down with the new international director of Michelin, publisher of the world's oldest and most notorious restaurant guide known for lavishing breathless praise on the finest restaurants spanning the globe. (Michelin recently received heavy criticism from Vanity Fair writer A.A. Gill for being "wholly out of touch with the way people actually eat".) The most interesting tidbit from the interview? A Michelin guide may be in the works for Dallas.
Naturally, this raises some questions—does Dallas need another restaurant guide to drool all over the city's stuffiest French dining rooms, a la Zagat? In this era of Yelp and bloggers, how much stock would Dallas diners really put in a Michelin guide? And furthermore, which of our city's restaurants are Michelin star-worthy?
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· AA Gill Eviscerates Michelin, Calls it 'Out of Touch,' 'Bloated,' and 'Embarrassing' [-EN-]
· Michelin, Get Out of the Kitchen! [Vanity Fair]