Paris chef Alleno gets 2nd triple Michelin star as France ups the ante for food tourism

The latest Michelin guide is bestowing its highest award on two new restaurants, including a renowned Champs-Elysees kitchen whose chef just took charge in July after racking up the triple-star at his previous job.

Paris alone has nine three-star restaurants in the 2015 Michelin guide, including the latest one for the Pavillon Ledoyen. Its chef, Yannick Alleno, had already received a three-star rating in 2007 for his cooking at Hotel Le Meurice, which he left in January 2013.

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, who is also in charge of tourism, introduced this year's Michelin guide to the country's best restaurants. France receives more foreign visitors than any country in the world and is trying to change a reputation of giving them less than a warm welcome, especially in restaurants.