Friday, November 16, 2007

stay tuned

france's esteemed michelin guide next week launches its first edition outside the Western world in Tokyo, where the project has stirred intense interest but also concerns about eurocentrism.

the michelin reviewers, who can make or break chefs in europe, have an intimidating task in Tokyo, which has at least 160,000 restaurants, more than any other city in the world.

the tokyo version of the famous red book will be unveiled on monday and published in both japanese and english. sixty-five per cent of the restaurants covered serve japanese cuisine, with most of the rest french, said jean-luc naret, the global director of michelin guides...

(from the strait times, singapore, november 15 2007)

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