By Terry Trucco
I don’t own a car, and I definitely don’t spend much time thinking about tires. But as a long-time fan of London’s Bibendum restaurant and follower of the red-coated Michelin restaurant guides, the French tire maker and its well-padded mascot have insinuated themselves into our lives.
I loved John Colapinto’s 2009 New Yorker piece “Lunch with M,” which immortalized the author’s waistline defying meal with a proudly anonymous Michelin inspector at Jean Georges, the Trump International Hotel’s stylish restaurant. Jean Georges landed three stars, the Michelin equivalent of an A + (exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey), in the 2010 guide, the only restaurant in a hotel to do so last year. (more…)