Sure, Twitterers may trade barbs back and forth about the Michelin Guide, but this is the first we've heard of an actual Michelin-related brawl. (We have a feeling that they've happened before in France.) Jared van Camp (writing on the Nellcôte Facebook page) reported it thusly:
Cook on cook violence at Old Town Social last night! Cook from L2O freaked the F out after another 1-Michelin-star kitchen (*ahem* Boka) ribbed him about L2O losing two stars yesterday; threatened to kill everyone in the bar; had to be wrestled to the ground and escorted away by the po po. Typical fine dining douche
There's something especially droll about this coming from L2O, home of the most exquisitely effete platings of delicately teeny food in town. We're trying to imagine the insults that would go back and forth in a fight with L2O ("Yo mama so big she got her own Michelin guide..." "Yo mama so stupid, she thinks hamachi and ponzu were characters on Happy Days"), but this isn't funny; an angry cook could do a lot of damage with, uh, tweezers and a microplane. Maybe.