Jean-François Piège did not appreciate Emmanuel Macron’s remarks to restaurateurs during a crisis meeting in videoconference. The chef did not fail to let him know during his visit to The Daily, Thursday, May 21, 2020.
On May 11, France took a new step. After two months of confinement, the “progressive deconfinement” has been authorized by the government. If schools have been able to reopen, as well as some businesses, bars and restaurants should keep their doors closed. To better manage the crisis, Emmanuel Macron met with several chefs, including Philippe Etchebest and Hélène Darroze, during a videoconference interview. They require help from insurance companies.
When Philippe Etchebest proposed to the Head of State “put pressure on insurance” to get things done – which made him smile – the husband of Brigitte Macron dropped : “Now we will all speak frankly! (…) What we are doing collectively and what you all accept cheerfully since the beginning of this crisis, it is a nationalization of wages, charges, and the rest! “. Irritating comments according to Jean-François Piège, not present at the crisis meeting.
“A bad word used”
During his passage in The Daily Thursday, May 21, 2020, the juror of Top Chef indicated that, according to him, the words of the President of the Republic are not appropriate to the situation. “I don’t see anything gay in there actually, I don’t think we were left with the choice. I did not participate in this discussion, I am happy because the respect that we owe to the Head of State, I don’t know how I could have kept it “, he said.
However, Jean-François Piège clarified that he did not criticize the government. “We are in a complicated situation, this is not the time. But we must not hear that we accept cheerfully, I think it’s a bad word used. “
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