Chef Doesn’t Want Award.

We found this article from the Sydney Morning Herald seriously interesting. The chef of a top Sydney restaurant has asked to hand back the most prestigious restaurant accolade in Australia. Awarded the three-hat status by the Sydney Morning Herald’s Good Food Guide (a hat is like a Michelin star), chef Greg Doyle of restaurant Pier has asked to hand the award back. He claims he ‘doesn’t want the intensity of it anymore,’ stating that his regulars don’t come regularly because of the status a three-hat recognition has given his restaurant. As of this week, he’s going to be serving a simpler menu aimed at the locals that made them successful. He does have a point – read the entire article here and see for yourself. Rather interesting. Imagine if La Colombe refused to acknowledge their place on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list…?