In addition to the classic star award, Claire Vallee who runs the ONA restaurant in the city of Ares, near Bordeaux, also won a green star, which Michelin introduced only last year to reward establishments with a strong record for ethical practices.
Marc Veyrat sues famous standards giant after it said he did not, in fact, use local French cheeses in his recipe, causing his restaurant to lose one of its three coveted stars in January.
With consumption of the famed meat known for its melt-in-the-mouth tenderness and marbled fat on the decline in Japan, producers are looking overseas to boost sales instead.
Restaurateur Asim Hussain, whose restaurant, the New Punjab Club, bagged the world's first Michelin star for any Pakistani restaurant, says the accolade is a "great source of pride" for Hong Kong's 18,000-strong Pakistani community.
Hong Kong has a healthy restaurant scene, with diners willing to pay good money to eat at fine dining restaurants. The restaurants are doing all they can to earn Michelin stars and be featured in the prestigous guide.
Carlos Ghosn, one of the world's most influential executives, is under arrest in a shocking turn of events that raises questions about the future of his sprawling Franco-Japanese auto group.
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