Gordon Ramsay’s recently-opened French restaurant has been awarded a one-star rating by Michelin. The 2016 Michelin Guide for France has awarded the rating to Le Pressoir d’Argent Gordon Ramsay, which is based in a five-star hotel in Bordeaux.
Ramsay’s latest Michelin star:
The award of a star to Le Pressoir d’Argent Gordon Ramsay is notable, partly due to the short space of time for which the restaurant had been operating. The restaurant received the prestigious award of its first Michelin star just four months after opening its doors to diners.
The kitchen of Le Pressoir d’Argent Gordon Ramsay is staffed most notably by Gilad Peled, the executive chef, who has an impressive CV of working in Michelin-starred restaurants and has worked closely with Ramsay in the past. As anybody who has watched his TV programmes will probably know, Ramsay is big on the use of not only quality ingredients but also, where possible, produce that has been locally sourced. Le Pressoir d’Argent, his second French restaurant, follows this principle.
The restaurant’s managing director, Stuart Gillies, said that those involved with the restaurant were “thrilled to have been awarded a star just a few months after opening.” Gillies went on to say that the award of a star after such a short time in business was recognition of “the dedication, skill and consistent hard work of Gilad and the entire team in Bordeaux”.
Quality Food and Service:
The Michelin star, which is internationally recognised as one of the most prestigious symbols of quality food, has been in existence for more than a century. While the high-quality local produce that Ramsay prizes is well within the reach of many restaurants, and the high-quality equipment can be affordably purchased through food machinery auctioneers such as http://www.clarke-fussells.co.uk, the award is still generally reserved for high-end, luxury restaurants.
Ramsay owns and operates a number of Michelin star-holding restaurants across the world, including major cities such as New York and Tokyo; of these, his Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in London holds the most stars, with a total of three. When one of his New York restaurants was downgraded from its two-star Michelin rating in 2013, Ramsay said that he cried over the loss of the stars and that it was “like losing a girlfriend” and “a very emotional thing for any chef.”