Table of contents:
- The new restaurants with three stars
- The new restaurants with two stars
- The 42 newly starred restaurants
2023 Author: Cody Thornton | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-24 11:20
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
La Paloma, Mougins
Villa René Lalique, Wingen-sur-Moder
The 42 newly starred restaurants
Alsace, Champagne-Ardenne, Lorraine
Au Crocodile, Strasbourg
Aquitaine, Limousin, Poitou-Charentes
Les Belles Perdrix, Saint-Emilion
Le pressoir d’Argent de Gordon Ramsay, Bordeaux
1217, Château de Bagnols, Bagnols
Le Passe-Temps, 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
The Jumps, Belgodère
Jérôme Nutile, Nîmes
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)
La Table, Hôtel Clarance, Lille
La Grignotière, Valenciennes
La Renaissance, Argentan
Manoir de Rétival, Caudebec-en-Caux
Le Favre d’Anne, Angers
PACA (Provence, Alps, French Riviera)
La Passagère, Juan-les-Pins
Le Cloître, Forcalquier Mane