Mory Sacko crowned by the Michelin guide

The Red Guide has just awarded its stars. Among the award-winning cooks, Mory Sacko, who passed by Top Chef and who brilliantly defends West African cuisine.

Mory Sacko was already a star, here he gets his first Michelin star. This Monday, January 18, 2021, the institution distributed its prestigious awards, including one to Mory Sacko, 28, at the head of the Parisian restaurant MoSuke. This is pleasing news because beyond the luminous personality of the chef, who shone during the 2020 Top Chef season, this first star rewards cuisine that is too often despised: that of West Africa, which Mory Sacko revisits on a traditional French base with a Japanese twist.

The young chef is particularly inspired by Senegal, and his mother's cuisine. Mory Sacko also paid tribute to his parents – his Malian father, his Senegalese mother – on his Instagram account.

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With his new star and despite the context of a pandemic, very heavy for restaurateurs, the young chef is determined to continue his momentum. During confinement, he also adapted by offering street food-style take-out recipes. No doubt Top Chef, whose next season has just been announced (broadcast from February 10 on M6), will receive him behind the stove. Where it can inspire future adults: among the 54 French establishments that won their first star this year, three are led by former candidates of the show.

Coline Clavaud-Mégevand

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