Workmen's Café In France Gets Crazily Busy After Accidentally Being Awarded A Michelin Star

A cafe of mistaken identity

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Most restaurants can only dream of being awarded with the culinary honour of a Michelin Star. Some, on the other hand, are given them by accident.

The latter was the case for Bouche à Oreille, a small café in Bourges, France which is popular with truck drivers stopping for a quick bite to eat.

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The café was surprised to find itself inundated with guests after Michelin confused them with a restaurant of the same name near Paris. By contrast to the café, which serves €12.50 homemade beef bourguignon served over red and white polka dot tablecloths, the high-end joint has luxury dishes on the €48 set menu such as lobster, champagne and calf's brain.

The upmarket restaurant of the same name near Paris

Véronique Jacquet, who runs the café said that: "Suddenly, we were rushed off our feet. Reporters were coming in and then my son phoned me from Paris, where he lives. He almost died laughing."

But it was the chef of the small café who came out on top when asked if she had dreamed of earning a Michelin star, and replied: "No, not at all. I cook with my heart."

Burn.