This forum is dedicated to connecting hosts with other hosts. Sign up to get the latest updates and news just for AirBnb hosts! Note that we are not affiliated with Airbnb - we are just passionate hosts!
Renowned French chef Marc Veyrat on Tuesday announced he had sued the France-based Michelin Guide after the restaurant guidebook authority demoted his La Maison des Bois in Manigod, France, from three stars to two earlier this year.
The famed chef learned in January that his restaurant was losing a star just one year after it had achieved the three-star ranking.
“I’ve been in a depression for six months. How dare you take hostage the health of cooks?” Veyrat lamented during his July interview with Le Point, during which he blamed the “amateur” nature of the Michelin reviewers.
“It scares me for the new generations to come. In fact, the only reason given was confusion over the Reblochon and Beaufort emulsion with cheddar,” he said.
I wrote an article recently about a hotel or guesthouse or something - this is in the late 1990s - that had a guestbook for their guests to leave their comments.
One couple had left glowing comments about every aspect of their stay, they’d recommended local hostelries to future guests and were delighted with the local walks in the countryside. It was a glowing review. Five stars?
Their final comment was:
‘Our holiday was only marred by the sad death of Princess Diana, the people’s princess. So three stars’
Augh, stars! They drive everyone batty! I recently rated a restaurant 4* - all was good, but not 5* great. I reserve 5* for places that I love and can’t wait to return to and want to tell everyone about, but 4 is good, doggone it! (Not in ABB world but in the rational world…) This restaurant responded to my review with a request to call them so they could make things better AND has since emailed me (they must have guessed at my Gmail address? Little creepy…) The review system makes people nuts! And not just us amazing hosts! Lol
Whatever platform you submitted the review on maybe has your email? Did the restaurant email you directly or was it sent via the platform (Yelp, Google, Open Table, etc)
I get it. I had a lobster roll at a highly touted NYC restaurant that was entirely meh. The Maine one with the screened in porch, wooden benches, checked tablecloths, and ordering at the counter off the black board was 5 stars. NYC midtown, 3 stars. LOL.
Sure, it’s not a favorite among some locals. With only about four to five ounces of lobster meat per roll, and costing anywhere from $16 to 18 according to the fluctuating market price, it’s not the biggest or the least expensive lobster roll in town. You’ll be amazed, though, at just how much better a lobster roll tastes when you are sitting smack on the coast on a huge slab of granite, looking at a lighthouse, and letting the cool Atlantic ocean spray on your face. It’s a lobster shack with easily one of the most scenic “dining rooms” on the East Coast, and it’s what you imagine in your mind when you picture eating a lobster roll on a perfect Summer day in Maine.