More than 150 bottles of prized wine were stolen from a Michelin two-star restaurant in Paris. The estimated value of the stolen vintages is between 400,000 and 600,000 euros ($450,000-$675,000).
Employees of Maison Rostan, the restaurant near the Arc de Triomphe discovered the bottles were missing when they found a 20-inch hole in the wall of the wine cellar, which was being renovated.
About half of the bottles were old vintages from the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti region in Burgundy. Others came from top Bordeaux vineyards Lafite Rothschild, Petrus and Latour.
“We are very hurt by this theft, because this collection has taken 40 years to build,” chef-restauranteur Michel Rostang said in a statement. He called the break-in a “difficult test that the restaurant must overcome.”