British produce key to Michelin star success, says Gordon Ramsay

 

TV chef Gordon Ramsay has credited his use of British produce in Bordeaux restaurant Le Pressoir d’Argent for gaining a second Michelin star.

Ramsay has gained a second star for the French restaurant just two years after it opened.

The restaurant was awarded its first star by Michelin inspectors last year, despite the TV personality causing controversy by using English sparkling wines in the French restaurant.

However, Ramsay was unable to reclaim his second Michelin star, which was lost last year, at his Au Trianon restaurant in Versailles.

According to Big Hospitality, Ramsay said: “France is home to some of the best produce and wines in the world, but also championing produce from the British Isles, such as venison from the Scottish countryside and sparkling wines from Kent, is what has made this restaurant exceptional.

“To win our second star after just 17 months is truly an honour and a testament to the loyalty and dedication of the team and chef de cuisine, Gilad Peled.”

Ramsay’s 31 restaurants now have seven Michelin stars worldwide.

The Michelin Guide for France 2017 awarded 70 new restaurants one or more stars in the country, the largest number of this decade.

The only restaurant to be awarded three stars was Chef Yannick Alleno’s Le 1947 restaurant at the Cheval Blanc hotel in the French Alps.

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