4360 addresses identified, 616-starred, 70 new star. The Michelin-2017 announced 16 additional stars that his edition 2016, but also 52 institutions losing a star… Also expected that the dreaded -and hated – by the chiefs, the top 2017 has brought a lot of surprises, but also of coronations expected. Among the elect of this year, we find Yannick Alléno, 3-star in 1947 (hotel Cheval Blanc, Courchevel); Marc Veyrat, the 2-star the House of wood (Manigod); Nicolas Sale, 2 stars Swordfish (Ritz hotel, Paris) and 1 star to the Gardens of the Swordfish; Kei Kobayashi, 2 star Kei (Paris); Mathieu Pacaud, 1 star at the Divellec (Paris); David Bizet, and Simone Zanoni, both 1 star the hotel George V (Paris). An d only one woman: Fanny Rey.
Alexandre Gauthier, finally 2 stars
This year, red Guide has managed to retain the secret of its new stars almost until the end, unlike last year. However, he did pass some information, in particular that of the regions previously little granule were better equipped this year. This is confirmed as soon as the first ad: the institutions of the mountains are there. With Yannick Alléno in mind, of course, but also the return of Marc Veyrat and his restaurant Manigod.
in Addition to the second consecration for Yannick Alléno (now two times 3-star hotel, the Pavillon Ledoyen and the 1947), the four heads have marked this ceremony. Started by Alexander Smith, finally with the aura of a second star. In fact, for several years, the chef of La Grenouillère was celebrated by all, in particular by the guide Gault & Millau, but remained stuck at 1 star Michelin. “All that comes, the smiling chief. The team and myself, we are very proud to represent the land that it defends and the producers with whom they work. We are happy that the two truths, that of the Michelin, and ours, meet finally”, explains Alexandre Gauthier, right after the ceremony.
“When we express a freedom strong, it must be understood. In any case it should not be taken for arrogance or provocation. I always say that the Michelin is an old lady who, when she sees her grandchildren play ball in the garden, always afraid that he crushed his flowers. Today, she understood that they would not deteriorate not.” Back to La Madelaine-sous-Montreuil tomorrow, he plans to uncork a few bottles. “If we don’t celebrate it, we don’t party or anything!” Without forgetting his father, his mentor in the kitchen: “I would not tell you his head when it was learned yesterday! My father opened The Latch 37 years ago, I resumed 14 years ago. I am dedicating my first star. My second, it is for the cook that does not know, he who, full of humility and passion, strives to cook from the good to be true. And that is not under the spotlight.”
The Michelin guide “to the gap modes”
inspectors the Michelin guide is anonymous – in theory, because it happens that they arise to the head, after the meal, pay their bill, are employees of the guide, have ten years of experience in the gastronomy, a “palace of course” and the ability to translate in writing, their opinion. Once hired, each inspector is trained by his peers for two years. He was then given-with other sector – a sector or a region, it travels a few years before changing sector. The starred establishments have been tested several times during the year, by different inspectors. The visit of an inspector alone can’t decide the awarding of a star. Most importantly, no star “media”: “The Michelin guide has always held to the gap modes. We are wary in general of excitement in the media”, answered the inspector on Twitter.
The Michelin guide was created in 1900 by brothers Andre and Edouard Michelin. Today, if it exists in 28 countries, it is still the guide France that has the most impact. The edition 2017 will be on sale as of February 15. It distinguishes between the michelin-starred restaurants, but also the Bib gourmand -already announced – and the Plates, taking precedence over quality cuisine.
The new 3-stars
Yannick Alléno in 1947, hotel Cheval Blanc, Courchevel.
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The chief had, shortly before confirmed on Twitter. It was told that this morning by the director of Michelin, Michael Ellis.
new 2 stars
Marc Veyrat and his House of wood (Manigod); Nicolas Sale Swordfish (hotel Ritz, Paris); Kei Kobayashi at Kei (Paris); Christophe Pelé, Clarence (Paris); Jean-Rémy Caillon (Kintessence, K2 Palace), Gatien Demczyna (Montgomerie, K2 Altitude in Courchevel), Ronan Kervarrec at The Hostellerie de Plaisance (Saint-Émilion), La Grande Maison Bernard Magrez under the tutelage of Pierre Gagnaire, The Press of Money-led by Gordon Ramsay and Gilad Peled (Bordeaux), Pascal Bardet at the Gindreau, in Saint-Médard (46), Alexandre Gauthier at La Grenouillère, La Madelaine-sous-Montreuil, Pre-Xavier Beaudiment (Clermont-Ferrand).
Paris: Nicolas Sale to the Gardens of the Swordfish (hotel Ritz, Paris, france); Mathieu Pacaud Divellec (Paris); David Bizet at the Orangery (hotel George V, Paris, france); Simone Zanoni at the George (hotel George V, Paris); Pierre Rigothier to The Scene Thélème (Paris); the Palais-Royal; Sushi B; Restaurant H; Alliance; Akrame; The Archeste; The Snail 1903.
northeast: Root, the Arnsbourg (Baerenthal), High Happiness of the Table (Cassel), the Liege (Wimereux), Girardin (Colmar), the Alchémille (Kayserberg) and Julien Binz (Ammerschwihr). Mickaël Feval and Pierre Reboul (Aix-en-Provence), Fanny Rey (St-Rémy-de-Provence), Domaine du Colombier (Malataverne)
Southeast: Explorers (Val Thorens), the Roc Alto (St.-Véran), Saint-Martin (Vence), W (Annonay). Skab (Nimes), Palégrié (Corrençon-en-Vercors), Castle Blanchard (Chazelles-sur-Lyon), The Angels (Roanne), Jérémy Galvan and Miraflores (Lyon), the Palm grove (La Croix-Valmer), the Garden of Benjamin (Lorgues), The Olive tree at St Tropez and the Field of the Moons, to Lauris-Lourmarin.
southwest: the Castle of Mirambeau, the Imagination (Terrasson-Lavilledieu), the Mill of the Abbey (Brantôme), The Side (Montrabe), the Skiff Club (la Teste-de-Buch), the Logis de la Cadène (St-Émilion), the Hittau (St-Vincent-de-Tyrosse), the Château de Mercuès, the Workshop Gaztelur (Arcangues) and the Ocean (St Jean de Luz).
northwest: the 1912 (Trouville), Maximin Hellio (Deauville), Pertica (Vendôme), the Table de la Bergerie (Champ-sur-Layon), Fontevraud le Restaurant, the Inn Tiegezh (Delegate), Land-Sea (Auray), Rodolphe (Rouen), Broom (Brem-sur-Mer), the Dress (Montaigu).
institutions that lose a star
Removal of the two stars: chateau de Cordeillan Bages, Pauillac (new head that has just arrived); the Cygne, Gundershoffen (also new head arrived too late to be tested); the Big House with Joël Robuchon, Bordeaux (departure of the chief, replaced by Pierre Gagnaire. He found the 2 star rating this year under the name Grande Maison Bernard Magrez).
2 stars to 1 star: La Table du Connétable (Chantilly),Il Cortile (Mulhouse),The Table du Lancaster (Paris), Amphitryon (Toulouse).
From 1 star to no-star: Million (Albertville), The Pitch (Avignon),White Horse Inn (Bayonne),Villa Eugénie, Biarritz),Armen (Brest),The Barbican (Carcassonne),Ambrosia (Carcassonne), Next Market (Chambéry),Fleur de Sel (Clermont-Ferrand),The Cedar (Curzay-sur-Vonne),The Gardens of Sophie (Gérardmer),The Remanence (Lyon),Michel – Brasserie des Catalans in Marseille (france), Mia (Montpellier), Lea (Montrevel-en-Bresse),Goust by Enrico Bernardo (Paris),Celadon (Paris),The Truffle (Paris),Okuda (Paris), Diane (Paris), Hiramatsu (Paris), Akrame (Paris, 16th), Jacques Faussat (Paris),La Table du Pouyaud (Périgueux),Hostellerie de la Pomarède (Pomarède),The Table of the Cala Rossa (Corsica),Pouilly (Pouilly-le-Fort),The Montrachet (Puligny Montrachet),Coquerie (Rennes),Auberge le Relais (Reuilly Sauvigny),Auberge le Robur (Roure),Youpala Bistrot, Saint-Brieuc), Chartron, Saint-Donat-sur-l Herbasse), otter Trawl (Saint-Malo), Stéphane Léger (Saint-Raphaël) , star Anise (Sainte-Maxime), Esprit Terroir in Strasbourg,Hostel of the Father Bise (Talloires),La Roche le Roy (Tours),The Table of the Bear (Val d’isère), The Epicurean (Val Thorens), The Angelic (Versailles).