Michelin Stars

by in View All Posts, October 7th, 2010
Michelin Guide 2011
The Michelin Guide, 2011

Highly coveted Michelin Stars for 2011 were recently awarded to a group of amazing New York City restaurants, including the highest three-star rating for Daniel, Le Bernardin, Masa, Per Se, and Jean-Georges. Originally started in France in 1900, the Michelin Guide sets the worldwide restaurant standards. The 2011 Michelin Guides covers U.S. restaurants in New York, San Francisco and, for the first time, Chicago.

The Michelin Guide uses anonymous, professional experts to rate restaurants from no stars to three stars. Of the 715 restaurants rated in New York City, there are only 42 one-star restaurants, 10 two-star restaurants, and 5 three-star restaurants. Worldwide there are only 89 three-star Michelin restaurants! The rarity of acquiring even just one Michelin star is an honor, but also an important asset to a restaurant – Le Bernardin reported a 20 to 25% increase in business after it scored a three-star Michelin. Local reviews and ratings might bring in the local eaters, but the Michelin ratings attract crowds from all around the world.

Check out these recipes on FoodNetwork.com from some of our favorite Michelin-star chefs.

Daniel Boulud, Daniel
Tomato Confit
Tuna Provencale
Tropical Fruit Brulee
Coffee-Cardamom Pots de Creme

Eric Ripert, Le Bernardin
Roasted Cod Spiked with Chorizo, Tomatoes, and Mushrooms
Broiled Shrimp with Garlic Butter
Toasted Sandwiches

Mario Batali, Del Posto
Fettuccine with Oyster Mushrooms, Sweet Garlic, and Arugula
Lamb Calzone
Flourless Chocolate Cake
Veal Meatballs in Broth

Thomas Keller, Per Se
Croque-Madame, Sauce Mornay (Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwich with a Fried Egg and Mornay Sauce)
Coffee and Doughnuts (Cappuccino Semifreddo with Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts)
Gazpacho

Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Jean-Georges
Chicken Breasts in Foil with Tomatoes, Olives, and Parmesan
Thai Style Chicken Breasts in Foil

Gordon Ramsay, Gordon Ramsay at The London
Cauliflower and Sorrel Soup
Pumpkin and Pancetta Risotto
Loin of Beef with Watercress Puree

April Bloomfield, Spotted Pig and Breslin
Watch April Cooking
April’s Menu

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