Here’s a revealing video showing just the kind of pressure a restaurant is under to make the leap from two to three Michelin stars.
On this particular night, the President of Michelin himself is dining in the restaurant and Ramsay and the kitchen are under enormous pressure. By the end of service two poor Chef de Parties have been demoted to commis and manhadled around the kitchen by Ramsay.
Ramsay didn’t win his third star on this occasion (he would have to wait until 2001), but it’s great to see some of the beautiful food coming out of this famous kitchen.
There are also some brilliant insights from Ramsay’s mentor Marco Pierre White into the psyche of a chef and just what a restaurant has to do to hit and maintain three star level.