Maison Pic

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Maison Pic
Valence Entrée du restaurant Pic.jpg
Maison Pic is located in France
Maison Pic
Location in France
General information
LocationValence, Drôme, France
Coordinates44°55′3″N 4°53′8″E / 44.91750°N 4.88556°E / 44.91750; 4.88556
OwnerAnne-Sophie Pic
Other information
Number of rooms16
Number of suites5
Number of restaurants1

Maison Pic is a top five star hotel and restaurant located in Valence, Drôme, France. Established in 1889 by Eugene and Sophie Pic, the restaurant first earned the prestigious 3 Michelin stars in 1939 under their son André Pic (1893–1984). It lost its third star in 1946, and its second star in 1950. André's son Jacques Pic, who initially did not want to become a chef, decided to train as a chef in order to eventually take over from his father with the goal of regaining the stars.[1] Under Jacques, the restaurant won back its second star in 1959 and its third in 1973. It kept the rating until 1995, three years after Jacques' death, after which it lost its third star.[2] In 1997, Jacques' daughter Anne-Sophie Pic took over the restaurant from her brother Alain Pic, and it regained its third star in 2007.[3]

A world-renowned restaurant, the chefs of the Pic provided for the "Culinary Master Series 2005".[4]

The remodeled dining room of the restaurant has a display of every edition of the Michelin Guide since its 1933 debut, all of which mention the Pic family.[5]

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  1. ^ Levy, Paul (29 September 1992). "Obituary: Jacques Pic". The Independent. Retrieved 8 September 2012.
  2. ^ Anderson, Becky (10 April 2012). "'World's best female chef' shares recipe for success". CNN. Retrieved 17 August 2012.
  3. ^ "Maison Pic". Retrieved 30 September 2011.
  4. ^ San Diego Magazine. CurtCo/SDM LLC. May 2005. p. 2. ISSN 0036-4045. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
  5. ^ Symons, Emma-Kate (July 30, 2010). "Maison Pic's Breath of Fresh Air". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved December 19, 2018.

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