Kei Kobayashi makes Michelin history as first Japanese chef to receive three stars in France

Chef Kei Kobayashi became the first Japanese chef ever to win the maximum three Michelin stars in France on Monday.The 42-year-old, who was born in Nagano, was the biggest winner on a night when Japanese cooks triumphed in the backyard of French haute cuisine.Kazuyuki Tanaka won two stars for Racine, his French restaurant in the northeastern city of Reims, as did Yasunari Okazaki for his crossover Franco-Japanese cuisine at L’Abysee au Pavillon Ledoyen in Paris.Kobayashi – a striking figure…