2014 Michelin Results for Paris

The Michelin Guide has just released its 2014 designations. Here’s a quick summary, for those who are still following the Red Guide, plus links to the reactions from local and foreign critics.

Promotions

Newly 3-starred

  • None in Paris and only one for all of France: L’Assiette Champenoise in Reims. Franck Pinay-Rabaroust from Atabula has an interesting analysis about why this restaurant and not its main competitor Les Crayères might have grabbed the top spot.

Newly 2-starred

Newly 1-starred

  • Jin (1st)
  • Goust (2nd)
  • Okuda (8th)
  • La Scène (8th) – winner of Top Chef 2011
  • Septime (11th)
  • Qui Plume la Lune (11th)
  • St-James Paris (16th)
  • Rech (17th)

Lost Stars

From three stars to zero

From two stars to zero

From one star to zero

  • 35° Ouest (7th)
  • Le Divellec (7th)
  • Stella Maris (8th)
  • Le Lumière (9th)
  • L’Instant d’Or (16th)
  • Bigarrade (17th) – change of chef and ownership

New “Bib Gourmand” designations

– More affordable restaurants offering a three-course meal for no more than 35 euros

Additional Reading

Guide Michelin France presents “Toutes les nouvelles étoiles 2014”

François-Régis Gaudry analyzes the promotion of L’Assiette Champenoise, the demotion of Apicius, and asks why it was Septime and not Le Chateaubriand to gain a star.

Francois Simon picks out all the Michelin starred female chefs in France including Anne-Sophie Pic , Adeline Grattard, Hélène Darroze, Stéphanie Le Quellec and Virginie Basselot from Paris.

L’Express presents the two former Top Chef contestants who were awarded stars this year

A Tabula examines the politics behind third star promotions

Le Monde and Le Figaro present the restaurants who have gained or lost a star

The Telegraph asks “Are the French losing their taste for the Michelin guide?”

 

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