Tokyo now gastronomic capital
TOKYO: The epicurean king who oversees the Michelin Guide fears he may be banished from France. His shocking crime? Awarding Tokyo more three-star restaurant ratings than Paris, thereby crowning the Japanese metropolis the new gastronomic capital of the world.
“Trust me, they’ll wait for me at customs there,” Jean-Luc Naret, director general of the famed guide to exceptional eateries, joked at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan. “Because they’ll say: ‘How dare you award more three-star ratings to Tokyo than Paris?’ “
Naret said that statistically speaking, it was not really a fair contest. Tokyo is home to 160 000 restaurants, compared to 60 000 in Paris. – Sapa-AP