Le Cinq

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Le Cinq (French pronunciation: ​[lə sɛ̃k]) is a gourmet restaurant in Paris, France, part of the Four Seasons Hotel George V. Le Cinq opened in 2001 to much fanfare and rapidly achieved 1, 2, then 3 Michelin Red Guide stars under the direction of chef Philippe Legendre before being demoted to 2 stars.[1] Chef Eric Briffard took over from 2008 until October 2014 when Christian Le Squer, formerly of the 3-star Michelin restaurant Ledoyen, became head chef.[2] The restaurant regained its third Michelin star in 2016.[3] Also in 2016, Le Squer was voted chef of the year.[4]

In April 2017 the food critic Jay Rayner published a negative review of Le Cinq in The Guardian, rating the cuisine as poor except for the pastries, and over-fond of acidity and spherification.[4][5]

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  1. ^ "Global Update: Who's where and doing what ~ May 2008". 4hoteliers.com. 4Hoteliers. 8 July 2008. Retrieved 3 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Le chef trois étoiles Christian Le Squer au restaurant du George V". Paris Normandie.fr (in French). 10 October 2014. Retrieved 3 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Michelin: trois étoiles pour le Plaza Athénée et Le Cinq". Le Monde (in French). 1 February 2016. Retrieved 9 April 2017.
  4. ^ a b Rayner, Jay (9 April 2017). "Le Cinq, Paris: restaurant review". The Guardian. Retrieved 9 April 2017.
  5. ^ "Critic Jay Rayner writes searing review of Michelin-starred chef's restaurant". Stuff.co.nz. 10 April 2017 – via Sydney Morning Herald.

External links[edit]

Official website

Coordinates: 48°52′8.10″N 2°18′2.11″E / 48.8689167°N 2.3005861°E / 48.8689167; 2.3005861