French eetcriticus Christian Millau dies at age 88
The famous French restaurantcriticus Christian Millau is at the age of 88 died. That made it a culinary magazine Gault&Millau Monday known.
The journalist Millau began in the late 60’s with his colleague Henri Gault, a magazine in which leading restaurants were judged, and in which food and drink was written. Through the years, their judgment is considered more important in the world of haute cuisine.
The duo launched in the 70s the concept of “nouvelle cuisine”. It pertained to a new way of cooking, which is a simpler way of preparing and the use of only fresh ingredients were central.
The layout of the board was also central. Critics of the nouvelle cuisine and complained about the small amount of food on the plate.
The assessment that the duo used, has for decades been a fierce competitor of the star rating system of Michelin. Restaurants can have a maximum of 20 points can be scored.
The Dutch chef Sergio Herman of the restaurant Oud Sluis was awarded in 2009 as one of the few in the world that have the maximum rating from Gault&Millau.