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Michelin Guide France 2016: all the news
Michelin Guide France 2016: all the news

It had to be there too Benoit Violier, the chef who the French thought was the best in the world, at the presentation of the Michelin guide, edition France 2016. But this morning the gastronomic world woke up without the great Franco-Swiss chef, who committed suicide after having shot himself.

During the ceremony, which began with a minute of silence to honor his memory and took place in an understandably embittered atmosphere, there was no shortage of news.

First of all, the number of starred restaurants in the land of beyond the Alps: they are 600 round, compared to 609 last year.

42 restaurants that win the first star, 10 the second, two are the new places awarded with the three stars and always two excellent relegations that cause discussion.

Paris has an advantage as always, leaving the province with little to rejoice. The attraction that chefs have on Paris is an important element for this edition of the guide, commented Micheal Ellis, Michelin international director.

The dream chefs who conquer the three world stars are Alain Ducasse, who replenishes the already substantial loot by adding the third one to the Plaza Athénée restaurant, and Christian Le Squer for Le Cinq.

The relegations from three to two stars were much discussed, that of Alain Ducasse (again), this time for Meurice, in the 8th arrondissement, and of Dominique Loiseau, wife of Bernard, the chef who committed suicide in 2003 because the Michelin Guide itself wanted to remove a star at his restaurant in Burgundy (or at least that was the official explanation).

Madame Loiseau's declaration is ready and she has said she intends to win back the three stars that the relais proudly wore for 25 years as soon as possible.

Still trapped in the two stars Joel Robouchon, a sort of father of the homeland for transalpine gastronomy, at least as far as the Grand Maison restaurant is concerned.

So here, one by one, all the news in France for 2016:

The new restaurants with three stars

Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée, Paris, 8th arrondissement

Le Cinq, Paris, 8th arrondissement

The new restaurants with two stars

Histoires, Paris, 16th arrondissement

Le Grand Restaurant de Jean-François Piège, Paris VIII arrondissement

L’Abeille, Paris, 16th arrondissement

Sylvestre, Paris 7th arrondissement

Le Gabriel, Paris 8th arrondissement

La Grande Maison de Joël Robuchon, Bordeaux

JY's, Colmar

1920, Megève

La Paloma, Mougins

Villa René Lalique, Wingen-sur-Moder

The 42 newly starred restaurants

Alsace, Champagne-Ardenne, Lorraine

Arnsbourg, Baerenthal

Au Crocodile, Strasbourg

Aquitaine, Limousin, Poitou-Charentes

Dyades, Massignac

Les Belles Perdrix, Saint-Emilion

Le pressoir d’Argent de Gordon Ramsay, Bordeaux

Auvergne, Rhone-Alpes

L’Esquisse, Annecy

1217, Château de Bagnols, Bagnols

Le Passe-Temps, Lyon

PRaiRIaL, Lyon

Le Refuge des Gourmets, Machilly

Le Clocher des Pères, Saint-Martin-sur-la-Chambre

Raphaël Vionnet, Thonon-les-Bains

Le P’tit Polyte (au Chalet Mounier), Venosc - Les Deux-Alpes


Le Carmin, Beaune

La Maison des Cariatides, Dijon


Les Trois Rochers, Sainte-Marine

La Gouesnière, Maison Tirel Guérin, La Gouesnière

Le Château de Sable, Porspoder

Allium, Quimper

Rackham, Roscoff


The Jumps, Belgodère

Languedoc-Roussillon, Midi-Pyrénées

Jérôme Nutile, Nîmes

PY-R, Toulouse

La Table des Merville, Castanet-Tolosan


Saturne, Paris 2e

Nakatani, Paris 7e

Lucas Carton, Paris 8e

Neige d’Eté, Paris 15e

Hexagone, Paris 16e

Pages, Paris 16e

La Table du 11, Versailles (78)

Nord-pas-de-Calais, Picardie

La Table, Hôtel Clarance, Lille

La Grignotière, Valenciennes


La Renaissance, Argentan

Initial, Caen

Manoir de Rétival, Caudebec-en-Caux


Le Favre d’Anne, Angers

PACA (Provence, Alps, French Riviera)

La Passagère, Juan-les-Pins

Jan, Nice

Pèir, Gordes

Faventia, Tourrettes

Le Cloître, Forcalquier Mane

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