Gault&Millau, a bold approach to culinary professions and hospitality.
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A message from our president
My first message as Gault&Millau’s President !
Nominated in February 2022 as president of this house, I am honoured to represent G&M in this exceptional year that marks 50 years of the ‘Yellow Guide’. Gault&Millau has been leading you to new culinary discoveries since 1972, the best restaurants, best hospitality, spirits and wine, artisans in the food industry and specialities of our regions.
President and CEO
The gourmet expert since 1972
At the beginning of the 1960s, Henri Gault a recognized journalist for the Paris-Presse newspaper found himself responsible for a weekly column called ‘Week-end get aways’. Christian Millau who was editor in chief would review the weekly escapades written by he who would become his favorite gastronomic companion. The tone was often bold, their choices divisive (iconoclastic) and immediately successful. The pair personify the new expectations and values that embody the moment. An idea was sown in the mind of Christian Bourgois who was the literary director at Julliard at the time, a guide that promotes a new take on gastronomy, written in a modern reporting style that would promote restaurants in the capital but also boutiques, artisans, wine merchants, boutique hotels and mini breaks. At the end of the decade the duo earn the right to break out and develop independently a national magazine, the Nouveau Guide. The start of a success story that we all know today, that of the Guide Jaune (Yellow Guide)….
Gault&Millau first guide edition
"Nouvelle Cuisine" definition
The 10 commandments of the "Nouvelle Cuisine"
1. Do not overcook
2. You will use only high quality, fresh products
3. You will simplify your menu
4. You will not be resolutely modernist
5. You will strive to learn from new techniques
6. You will avoid marinating, aging, fermenting etc
7. You will eliminate rich sauces.
8. You won’t ignore nutrition
9. You won’t fake your presentations
10. You will be inventive