The day all food-obsessed travelers wait for: Michelin’s annual announcement of the latest star restaurants in France. This year it’s not without controversy, as renowned French food critic Gilles Pudlowski took issue (publicly) with the prestigious guide’s rating system. (For one thing: chef Marc Veyrat wasn’t recognized at all.)
The newest Michelin three-star restaurant is Arnaud Lallement's L’assiette Champenoise in Reims. Eater points out that Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée, the three-starred gastronomic restaurant at the Dorchester Collection’s palace hotel, was not included in the guide because the hotel is closed for renovations until June. The total number of three-star restaurants in France remains the same (27), which is the same number as the three-star establishments in Japan.
There are six new two-star restaurants in France: Villa Madie (Cassis), Table du Connétable (Chantilly), Kintessence in Courchevel 1850 (Savoie), Chambard (Kaysersberg), Il Cortile (Mulhouse), and Akrame (Paris). Notably, many of the 57 new one-star restaurants are helmed by young chefs under the age of 30. For more information, visit restaurant.michelin.fr
Pictured here: L'Assiette Champenoise in Champagne country