Two French additions to Michelin's best

40-year-old Alpine restaurant and head chef of "Ledoyen" win three-star status


TWO French restaurants tasted the ultimate accolade in top-level gastronomy on Monday, winning three coveted Michelin stars in the guide's 2015 edition.

"La Bouitte" in the French Alps, run by father-and-son team Rene and Maxime Meilleur, and Yannick Alleno's Parisian restaurant "Ledoyen" joined the pantheon of top eateries in the self-styled bible of gastronomy.

Rene, 64, and Maxime, 39, were awarded the industry's top prize for their "extraordinary" skills with fish, said Michael Ellis, director of international guides for Michelin.

The food bible hailed the Alpine chalet restaurant, located at an altitude of 1,500 metres, as "generous, authentic and full of emotion".

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