Florent Ladeyn loses his Michelin star and feels “very stupid”


GASTRONOMY – Another one who takes the lead. Two days before the publication of the 2020 edition of Michelin Guide and shortly after Paul Bocuse’s restaurant team, Florent Ladeyn announced this Saturday January 25 that he is losing the star obtained in 2014.

Revealed to the general public in the Top Chef show of which he was a finalist in 2013, the chef took over the family inn at Vert Mont in Boeschepe in the North. This is where he developed his cuisine based on the Flemish terroir. And so it was there that he learned Friday evening before his service that he would no longer have the famous macaroon.

In a long Facebook post published a few hours later, Florent Ladeyn expressed his surprise and his incomprehension when faced with the Red Guide’s decision.

But do not count on him to “rebel or yell like a polecat”. In this text, the chef explains that he “just feels very stupid” thinking about the team of fifteen people who work with him in the restaurant and his inability “to explain to them why” he lost his star.

“So we disappointed someone with their rating criteria and I regret it. But in the face of all your positive opinions, is it that serious? In my eyes, I always said that the best restaurant is one that is full, not the best rated, and I want to thank all those who come to Vert Mont as many for so many years ”, relativizes also Florent Ladeyn who will be able to console himself – if it is necessary – by reading the positive comments posted under his Facebook post.

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