POLYGRAPH S. COFFIER
"Will the Top 100 of the magazine Restaurant in the twenty-first century be what the Michelin guide was in the twentieth?
The new Number 1, Noma – with El Celler de Can Roca and Mugaritz on the podium – gives the recipe book a fresh look with a Nordic tradition analogous to the approach of Lars von Trier to cinema. Phaidon, another revelation of the 21st century, serves up Noma's book together with the award. And the same people that were debating over the Michelin stars now analyse the Restaurant system. Is the Chateaubriand run by Iñaki Aizpitarte the best restaurant in France?
Why? Why not?
Andrea Petrini, an Italian journalist based in Lyon points out that the French gastronomic press, along with the profession, practise omerta against the Restaurant league table. The pie in the sky has been served."
Nature encourages art
Miró sculpted it and Chagall painted it between Russia and France. The face of reason was caught by Lille. And the carnal art of Lucas Cranach and of Hugh Pratt, other sins of the flesh, run counterpoint to the vegetarian book. For this reason, the Théâtre de la Gaité-Lyrique goes digital in Paris.