French chefs and food critics around the world are upset with the Michelin Guide's decision to strip the flagship restaurant of French culinary icon Paul Bocuse of its third Michelin star. The iconic restaurant has held three stars since 1965, a world record. The Michelin guide announced on Friday that the food quality at the restaurant was "no longer at the level of three stars". It will now have two stars. Paul Bocuse, who passed away in 2018, was one of the first chefs to create an international food empire and was known as the "pope" of cooking in his home country.