Truckers Café Accidentally Given Michelin Star...

20 February 2017, 16:01

French Cafe Gaffe Street View

It was a case of mistaken identity for the humble French truck stop Bouche à Oreille.

A French café became overrun with guests after it was accidentally awarded with a Michelin star.

As The Independent reports, the Bouche à Oreille in Bourges got a rather high-brow endorsement after it was mistaken for a restaurant of the same name, located in Boutervilliers, Essonne abut 200 kilometres away.


The more humble eaterie, which cooks French staples such as homemade beef bourguignon and boasts an all-you-can eat buffet, is in stark contrast to its posher counterpart whose menu includes calf's brain and lobster flan on their menu.

Véronique Jacquet, who runs the cheap-and-cheerful establishment, told French newspaper Le Parisien that she had been "overwhelmed" with bookings, adding: "I have new clients that want tables for three and four but at the same time I have my regulars. The problem is that we don’t have that much space".

Claire Dorland-Clauzel, a director at Michelin explained the gaffe to Le Parisien, saying: “This is a technical mistake on a map. We have apologised to both establishments and we are sorry to have misled our clients.”

When asked if she ever dreamed of owning a Michelin star, however, Véronique Jacquet seemed unfazed, telling the French outlet: "Ah, no, not at all, I cook with my heart".


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