Chef Alain Senderens of the Lucas Carton restaurant in Paris has handed back the three Michelin stars he has held for twenty years. He will close the restaurant in July and reopen in September serving simpler, less expensive fare. The Michelin Guide has been having problems recently. Its credibility was undermined by revelations from ex-inspector Pascal Remy, and a catastrophic error in its Benelux guide, which awarded a high rating to a restaurant that had not yet opened. Financial Times 28/5/05 page W4 (Weekend)

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