Tue 25 Feb, 2003 04:42 pm
Bernard Loiseau, a well-known French chef and restaurateur, was found shot dead at his home in eastern France yesterday with his hunting rifle at his side.
It is thought that he commited suicide, because he only got 17 points in the new GaultMillau instead of the 19 (out of 20 possible) in last year's.
Bernard Loiseau, French Restaurateur, 52, Dies
Homepage: BERNARD LOISEAU - SAULIEU
There is a man who took his work waaayy to seriously.. Yikes.
Too true, fishin'.
Since this thread is in the 'Food and Drink' category, here some links to his art of cooking:
"Parsley, Fennel, Pepper, Spice Bread and Bitter Orange were on the menu of his latest creations, called "Recettes Parfumées" (fragrant recipes)."
Bernard Loiseau Three Michelin Stars Haute Cuisine Francais
The great chef's aromas
Roasted White Peaches with Yellow Peach Sorbet and Red Currant Sauce
I think it's okay if one kills oneself. But I do think there ought to be a better reason.
I'll second what Fishin said. His job must have been his whole life, which is sad!
Last night I was really hungry and my wife burned dinner...so I shot her.
cjhsa, did ya eat her after? I mean, you did need dinner...J/K
Seeing as I also made a post on this topic, read "Burgundy Stars", the book of how l'Oiseaus' resto achieved its status in the first place. It gives a very good insight into his strange, obsessive psyche.
Would that we had the sort of passion that drives a man to such an act.
Wow. I wonder....
I don't think...well, maybe...but I don't think it was the point demotion itself but what it would mean re his life...the shame? the financial loss? loss of pride in place? It is hard for me, a haphazard cook, to imagine his world.