Thursday, February 9, 2017

Michelin Guide: what you need to retain the vintage 2017 – The Dauphiné Libéré

How many restaurants have been distinguished ?

The red guide this year 616 award-winning (against 600 in 2016). These are 70 new stars that have been awarded : only one restaurant, three-stars, 12 two stars and 57 new a-star.

Who has got three stars ?

A single property is newly awarded a third star in this vintage 2017: Yannick Alléno, for its restaurant, le 1947, Courchevel. He already had three stars at the Pavillon Ledoyen in Paris.

The red guide also has 86 two-star restaurants (12 new) and 503 one-star (57 new).

Yannick Alléno in the firmament




recognized for its restaurant, the 1947 Cheval Blanc in Courchevel, Yannick Alléno already had three stars for Pavillon Ledoyen in Paris, france since 2007.

the head of The 48 years between and in the very closed club of the chefs doubling as “three stars”: before him, only Eugénie Brazier (for its restaurants and Lyon Pollionnay, Rhône, 1933), Alain Ducasse (in 1997), Marc Veyrat (2001), the American Thomas Keller (2006) and Joel Robuchon (in 2012) had already been rewarded on two occasions by three macaroons in the Michelin guide.

On Twitter, he had already sold the wick on Thursday morning, before the start of the announcement of the winners, saying it was “beyond happiness”. Shortly after he proudly tweeted its “six-star”.

Who has been “degraded” ?

No three-star restaurant has only lost one of his precious buttons. In contrast, 52 institutions two or a star(s) have lost a badge. Last year, the controversy came to Saulieu (Côte-d’or), where the Relais Bernard Loiseau had lost its third star, 13 years after the suicide of chef Loiseau. His widow was said to be shocked.

Among the damage leaders, The Great House (Bordeaux), which is manned by Pierre Gagnaire, loses its second star.

Fire without gravity at Bernard Loiseau

Curse of the Michelin guide, for Loiseau? On the eve of the announcement of the winners of the famous red guide, the Relais Bernard Loiseau, in Saulieu (Côte-d’or), has been affected by a fire starting without gravity.

The facility has not been severely damaged, and the restaurant was also able to open this Thursday at noon in normal conditions.

Ecology, and prices are “reasonable”

The selection of 2017 has recognized several areas hitherto little or not stellate. The inspectors of the famous red guide has also taken into account the ecological footprint of the heads, which are encouraged to think “short circuit” and “control price”. But a starred restaurant requires a excellence that has a cost…

Sold 150 000 copies

Available from 15 February, the Michelin guide of France, in which the selection is made from the visits of inspectors, anonymous, is usually sold 150,000 copies.


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