Manu Feildel’s New Show Starts Tonight And He Whinges About Fickle Sydney Diners
Manu Feildel’s new travel cooking show, My France With Manu starts tonight on SEVEN. He goes back to his childhood home to show us a little bit more about him and his family as well as some cooking as well.
Manu career continues to go from success to success. He is a judge on My Kitchen Rules one of the highest rating shows on television, has many product endorsements and he has a new cookbook out his fourth one called Manu’s French Bistro.
He has also opened a new restaurant with George Calombaris also involved in Melbourne called Le Grand Cirque. However he has had to sell his Sydney restaurant L’etoile.
In the papers today he is saying the reason he closed were that Sydney diners are fickle and are not loyal customers. Apparently the harbour city residents are always looking for the next thing. Mark Best who is a chef at Marque in Sydney and Pei Modern in Melbourne disputed this telling the SMH “It’s a throwaway line for the underwhelming. I don’t think there are any good restaurants that died through lack of customers; good restaurants have good customers.”
One of the issues that must be vexing for celebrity chefs is trying to work on their projects as well as being behind the burners in their kitchens.
My France With Manu is a two part series on SEVEN at 7.30pm Sunday nights.