France gets 26th Michelin three-star restaurant

The 2012 edition of the French Michelin guide has handed out a rare three-star ranking to a restaurant tucked into the French Alps, one of just 105 establishments deemed “worth the trip”, according to the secretive estimation of Michelin inspectors. Chef Emmanuel Renaut’s restaurant Flocons de Sel in Megève, France has become the country’s 26th … Continued

Tokyo tops out Paris again as world food capital

Tokyo has now more Michelin three star restaurants than Paris, according to the latest edition of the gastronomical guide. Japan as a whole also beats France, with 32 establishments granted the maximum grade, against 25 in the guide’s home country. Paris has just 10 three star eateries. Of Tokyo’s 160,000 restaurants, 16 were awarded top … Continued

Michelin awards record number of stars in Germany

Germany now ranks second behind France as the European country with the most three-starred eateries, after Michelin inspectors handed out a third star to a contemporary restaurant that centers its cuisine on the aromatics of food. In the 2012 edition of the Michelin Guide Germany, La Vie, in Osnabrück has become the ninth restaurant to … Continued

Japan beats France on three-star restaurants

Japan has overtaken France for the number of restaurants with three Michelin stars, according to the latest guide to the nation’s western cities to be released on Friday. Japan is now home to 29 establishments that hold the highly coveted three-star rating, against 25 in France. The latest version of the Michelin guide to Kyoto, … Continued

The New York City 2012 Michelin Guide Unleashed

The Michelin New York Guide for 2012 is out and the inspectors have spoken, crowning two more restaurants with their top culinary honor, bumping up the star power for another two, and demoting another. After languishing for years with one star, Eleven Madison Park steered by chef Daniel Humm has vaulted to the top to … Continued

Chinese haute cuisine comes to Paris

The opening this week of Shang Palace restaurant will at long last answer an unresolved question: Is Paris ready for truly gourmet Chinese cuisine and the prices that come with it? That the capital of fine dining might give an ambitious Asian eatery the cold shoulder is not unimaginable. For most French people, Chinese eats … Continued