Today’s the day foodies in France have been waiting for. Which restaurants have scored a new Michelin star? Which eateries *gasp* lost one? For those looking to celebrate an anniversary or a special occasion with a gastronomic blow-out, there are 609 Michelin-starred restaurants in France to choose from. Of these, there are 503 with one star; 80 with two stars; and 26 with three stars. When awarded three stars, a restaurant boasts “remarkable cuisine” that’s “worth a special journey.”
The newest to join the elite three-star ranks are La Bouitte (Saint-Martin de Belleville, Savoie) and Ledoyen in Paris, now helmed by veteran chef Yannick Alléno, who’s no stranger to the Michelin guide. He was also selected “chef of the year” by Gault et Millau in October.
The seven new two-star restaurants include Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée (Paris), L'Atelier d'Edmond (Val-d'Isère, Rhône-Alpes), Auberge du Cheval Blanc (Alsace), Casadelmar (Porto-Vecchio, Corsica), La Grand'Vigne (Bordeaux), Le Neuvième Art (Lyon) and La Table du Lancaster (Paris.)
The Michelin Guide 2015 France officially goes on sale on Friday. For the full list of winners, see the official website: restaurant.michelin.fr