A restaurant in Scotland is following the lead of French chef Sebastian Bras, who last week announced that he would like his restaurant Le Sequet to be stripped of its three star status.
According to a report in Big Hospitality, the family behind the Boath House Hotelclose to Inverness, the Mathesons, want to relinquish their one Michelin star because they feel the pressure of living up the expectations of what a Guide restaurant should be is hitting them financially and causing them immense personal stress.
Having held a star for 10 years, the restaurant has no idea if they will retain it in the upcoming Guide, but the Mathesons say they are seeking a switch to a more informal style of dining and plan to launch a more casual cafe next year, having already changed their menu.
Staff shortages are hitting the hospitality sector hard, prompting some restaurants to look outside the industry to train those without restaurant experience for life in the kitchen. Andrew Friedman finds out more.
The story of baked Alaska is much more than one of cake and ice cream. It’s a story of war and exile, scientific endeavour, and, depending on how you look at it, either political buffoonery or political astuteness.