I've been getting quite a few phone calls and emails from chefs, publicists et al, asking me...when does the 2007 NYC Michelin Guide come out? And when is the party?
Michelin has a different plan this year. The release date has been pushed up from November to next week. Books in stores on Wednesday. Results on the wire the day before. (And don’t let anyone tell you they got them first, because everyone gets them at the same time.) You did not get an invitation to the party, because there is no official party this year.
Assume that meta coverage will ensue next week. Assume that people will comment, complain and rate the ratings as per usual. What does the Michelin man think of all that? Tune in tomorrow for the podcast of my interview with Jean Luc Naret, monsieur le directeur de Michelin.