News & Views 1 minute 23 September 2020

Passing of Pierre Troisgros, statement by Gwendal Poullennec

The International Director of the Michelin Guides reacts to the death of the legendary French chef.

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"The MICHELIN Guide inspectors and I have just learned with great sadness of the passing of Pierre Troisgros at the age of 92.

An emblematic figure of the great French cuisine, Pierre Troigros was one of those chefs whose name has become an international reference in gastronomy.

A precursor of Nouvelle Cuisine, Pierre Troigros took over the reins of the family establishment in Roanne in 1954 with his brother Jean. The restaurant has shone for 52 years with three stars in the MICHELIN Guide.

Within this house, Pierre embodied the transmission and innovation that has always permeated the kitchens of the establishment.

My most sincere and affectionate thoughts go out to the teams and to the family of Pierre Troisgros, especially his son Michel and grandsons César and Léo who, at the head of the restaurant, are now working to cultivate an incredibly rich heritage".

Photo : ©Fanny Troisgros

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