Michelin Guide maintains awards despite Covid closure of restaurants

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The awards for the 2021 Michelin Guide for France were based on reviews of restaurants that have spent much of the past year completely closed, a director explaining that its anonymous reviews were squeezed into a reduced six-month period between lockdowns.

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France’s Michelin Guide for restaurants awarded its prestigious stars to top chefs at an annual ceremony on Monday, defending its decision to maintain the awards, which critics say can make or break a chef’s career, at a time health restrictions are forcing restaurants to close, reports Radio France Internationale.