During an appearance at his Birmingham, England restaurant Marco Pierre White at The Cube, famously grouchy chef Marco Pierre White took the opportunity to denounce Michelin-starred restaurants. "Michelin-star restaurants are not what people want," said White, "little knick-knacks of food served 12 times." White won his first Michelin star in 1987 at the age of 26, but "returned" them after his retirement in 1999. Anyway, the future of dining is casual, says White: "I was never happy cooking three-star food because you're so expensive you don't have true regulars... I'm not excited by the fluff of life. I like simplicity. I like ordinary."
· The Future of Dining Is Casual Dining – Marco Pierre White [Sunday Mercury]
· All Marco Pierre White Coverage on Eater [-E-]