The celebrated French chef Marc Veyrat, who held six Michelin stars between his two restaurants, will open an ambitious culinary complex at some point in 2013.
L'Express reports that the 250-acre property will be located in Manigod, where Veyrat grew up, and have a serious emphasis on sustainability and ecology. Veyrat will oversee a fifteen-seat restaurant, a botanical garden, and host students who've come to enjoy the natural setting. He'll also teach 150 Euro cooking classes to ten guests at a time so they can "learn to cook six modern dishes and amaze their friends." "People will not be coming to a restaurant," said Veyrat. "People will be coming to my house."
Back in 2009, Veyrat gave up the Michelin stars at his restaurant in Veyrier-du-Lac due to health concerns. "Physically, I had reached the limit of what I could do," he said at the time. Yoanne Conte, one of his disciples, has been running the restaurant since then.