Missing gastronomist spotted in Switzerland

Other News Materials 8 August 2008 00:45 (UTC +04:00)

Swiss gourmand Pascal Henry, 46, who disappeared mysteriously in Spain after eating at one of the country's finest restaurants on June 12, has been seen in Geneva, Spanish police said Thursday.

Swiss police informed their Spanish counterparts through Interpol that surveillance cameras had filmed the man withdrawing money through bank tellers, the dpa reported.

About 30 Spanish police had just completed a new, five-hour search for Henry in the surroundings of El Bulli, the restaurant in Roses on the Costa Brava where he went missing.

After finishing his meal, Henry told a waiter he would go to his car to pick up visiting cards and left without paying his bill.

The reasons for Henry's departure were not known.

There had been speculation that the motorcycle courier had run out of money on his tour of the world's 68 Michelin-rated top restaurants, which had already taken him to several countries.