Michelin Guide France 2013

Michelin Guide France 2013
Reflecting France’s skills and unique expertise in the art of cooking, the 2013 Guide Michelin, France features a new 3-star restaurant, La Vague d’Or, at Résidence de la Pinède in Saint-Tropez, where young chef Arnaud Donckele (ex-Guerard, Ducasse and assistant to Jean-Louis Nomicos at Lasserre) is creating a highly-personalized style of cuisine. “Arnaud Donckele’s cuisine provides diners with a unique, unforgettable experience,” says Michael Ellis, International Director of the MICHELIN guides. “His fish dishes are highly original and he has personally sought out local producers to find the highest quality ingredients. Overall, he meets all the criteria for a third star.” As further proof of the dynamism and very high quality of French gastronomy, the Michelin guide also includes 5 new restaurants: Yoann Conte in Veyrier-du-Lac and La Table du Kilimandjaro in Courchevel – both in the Savoy Alps – William Frachot in Dijon, La Marine in L’Herbaudière in the Vendée, and Auberge du Pont d’Acigné in Noyal-sur-Vilaine, Brittany. There are also 39 new restaurants, for a total of 596 starred restaurants. The selection also includes 632 Bib Gourmand restaurants, of which 98 are newly chosen. Always on the lookout for outstanding new restaurants, the guide’s inspectors travel throughout France. Every day, test all kinds of restaurants: brasseries, bistros and small eateries as well as truly outstanding establishments that serve all styles of cuisine: French, Italian, Asian, contemporary and traditional. Dining anonymously like ordinary customers, they pay their own bills. But, as specialists in haute cuisine, evaluate each dish according to five criteria: product quality, the chef’s personality as revealed through his or her cuisine, preparation and flavors, value for money, and consistency over time and across the entire menu. The inspectors’ extensive fieldwork has proven that French gourmet cuisine delivers consistent value. Today’s chefs prepare their products using authentic, time-tested methods and show more restraint in their dishes while deploying a cooking style that is both traditional and resolutely modern. This consistent value is also reflected in the fact that French restaurants attract more and more foreign chefs, eager to master the secrets of France’s very high-quality cuisine. What’s more, these chefs often export France’s cooking style to other countries, thereby enhancing the prestige of French gastronomy around the world. For more than a century, the MICHELIN guide collection has been committed to making life easier for travelers by providing them with a selection of the best restaurants, hotels and guesthouses around the world. Today, the 24 Michelin guides cover 23 countries on three continents. Guide Michelin Stars 2013 487 one star Michelin 39 new 82 two stars 5 new 27 3-stars 1 new Le New 3-star: Saint-Tropez, La Vague d’Or / La Pinède, Arnaud Donckèle The new 2-stars Annecy/Restaurant Yoann Conte, Yoann Conte Courchevel, La Table du Kilimandjaro, Nicolas Sale Dijon, le Chapeau Rouge, William Frachot Ile de Noirmoutier, La Marine, Alexandre Couillon Rennes/Noyal sur Vilaine, Auberge du Pont d’Acigné, Sylvain Guillemot The new 1-stars Ansouis (84)La Closerie Les Arcs (83) Le Relais des Moines Beaune (21) Le Clos du Cèdre Biarritz (64) L’Atelier Biarritz (64) L’Impertinent Biarritz/ Lac de Brindos (64) Château de Brindos Boulogne-Billancourt (92) Ma Sa Bourges (18) Le Cercle Cancale (35) La Table de Breizh Café Carcassonne (11) Michel Del Burgo Cavaillon (84) Prévôt Chambéry (73) Côté Marché Chantilly (60) La Table du Connétable Clermont-Ferrand / Chamalières (63) Radio Courchevel / Courchevel 1850 (73) Le Kintessence Crest (26) Kléber Draguignan (83) Côté Rue Èze-Bord-de-Mer (06) La Table de Patrick Raingeard Fontainebleau (77) L’Axel Gérardmer / Xonrupt-Longemer (88) Les Jardins de Sophie Hendaye (64) Maison Eguiazabal – Le Bar à Vin Lyon (69)L’Effervescence Manosque (04) Dominique Bucaille Marseille (13) Michel – Brasserie des Catalans Missillac (44) La Bretesche Paris 1er La Dame de Pic Paris 4e Le Sergent Recruteur Paris 5e Itinéraires Paris 8e 114, Faubourg Paris 8e La Cuisine au Royal Monceau Paris 8e Il Carpaccio Paris 8e L’Instant d’Or Saint-Donat-sur-l’Herbasse (26) Chartron Saint-Jean-de-Luz (64) Zoko Moko Saverne (67) Kasbür Strasbourg (67) Gavroche Tarascon (13) Méo Tournus (71) Meulien Tournus (71) Quartier Gourmand Price 24€

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Born in Hampton, Middlesex, UK, Margaret Kemp is a lifestyle journalist, based between London, Paris and the world. Intensive cookery courses at The Cordon Bleu, London, a wedding gift from a very astute ex-husband, gave her the base that would take her travelling (leaving the astute one behind) in search of rare food and wine experiences, such as the vineyards of Thailand, 'gator hunting in South Florida, learning to make eye-watering spicy food in Kerala;pasta making in a tiny Tuscany trattoria. She has contributed to The Guardian, The Financial Times Weekend and FT. How To Spend It.com, The Spectator, Condé Nast Traveller, Food & Travel, and Luxos Magazine. She also advises as consultant to luxury hotels and restaurants. Over the years, Kemp has amassed a faithful following on BonjourParis. If she were a dish she'd be Alain Passard's Millefeuille “Caprice d'Enfant”, as a painting: Manet’s Dejeuner sur l’herbe !