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Michelin Director Talks Criticism and the Guide's Future

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The 2013 edition of the Michelin guide, which hit shelves yesterday, has been met with a decent amount of criticism including a Vanity Fair article in which A.A Gill asserted, "Michelin evolved from the wandering Candide of food to become the creeping Richelieu: manipulative, obsessive, and secretive." Michael Ellis, the new director of Michelin, talked to Eater National yesterday about the heavy scrutiny the 2013 edition has received and the future of the guide in New York:

I just want to keep widening the net, looking at Peruvian restaurants in Queens and Ecuadorian restaurants in the Bronx. We want to come up with new things. Our holy grail is to find restaurants no one has ever heard of and put them on the map. We have been criticized for giving places a star and then having the clientele change, but that's part of the deal.
Ellis also discusses his hopes of bringing the guide to DC, Atlanta, Miami, Seattle, Houston, Dallas, and returning to LA and Las Vegas.
· Michelin's International Director Michael Ellis on Criticism, the 2013 Guide, and Future Cities [EN]
· Michelin, Get out of the Kitchen! [Vanity Fair]
· Previous Coverage of Michelin [~ENY~]
[Photo: Gabe Ulla/Eater]

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