The savoury smells of top class cooking wafted beneath the city of Paris yesterday when several Michelin star chefs took their skills down onto the metro.
Commuters, normally rushing to work like automatons, had their senses awoken by the odour of cooking calamari, setting their taste buds adrooling.
It was all in bid to “democratise“ haute cuisine for the general public.
Multi Michelin star chef Antoine Westermann welcomed the initiative.
“It’s important to eat,” he said. “And if we can cook as professionals and enjoy ourselves, and then make a point of having the passengers leave the metro having eaten a little calamari, then I find that really amusing.”
There were plenty of takers for the top class tasters and with French gastronomy regarded as part of the country’s cultural heritage, Michelin maestros want more people to dine out.
Michelin maestros offer metro meals