Michelin Guide France 2019 unveiled

Over 630 starred establishments make the grade

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A record number of 75 new establishments have gained either one, two or three stars in the Michelin Guide France for 2019.

Three stars

Nestled at the foot of the mountains that protect the city of Menton, Mirazur, led by chef Mauro Colagreco, gets three stars in the 2019 selection of the Michelin Guide France. In front of the Mediterranean Sea, the chef allows his customers to live a unique and enchanting gastronomic moment. Here, the dishes offered invariably follow the cycle of the seasons and magnify with delicacy and subtlety the products of the sea and the mountains, as well as the fruit and vegetables cultivated in the kitchen garden of the chef. At Mirazur, the menu is always full of surprises that play with textures and combine bold flavours with a simple, colourful presentation.

Le Clos des Sens also receives the highest distinction in this year’s Michelin Guide. In this unique establishment located in Annecy-le-Vieux, chef Laurent Petit and his team propose lake-sourced and vegetable cuisine that highlights the best products of the Annecy terroir. After a ‘cookout’ that led him to rethink his cuisine in depth, chef Petit creates exceptional dishes and that express the very essence of the herbs and vegetables he grows as well as the fish caught in the three lakes of the Savoie: Lake Geneva, Lake Bourget and Lake Annecy.

Two stars

Five new two-star establishments enrich the 2019 selection. In Cancale, at Hugo Roellinger’s Le Coquillage, the dishes reproduce the trips dear to the chef’s heart.

At AM by Alexandre Mazzia located in Marseille and led by the chef of the same name, dishes subtly marry spices recalled from the chef’s childhood, which were spent in Congo-Brazzaville. Here,  savour unexpected combinations imagined by this balancing of flavours.

Christophe Hay at La Maison d’à Côté creates dishes which are a real ode to the land of Loir-et-Cher. In addition to sublimating local products in an innovative cuisine, the chef maintains a 16,000-square-foot garden that feeds the restaurant.

In Paris in the centre of the 7th arrondissement, David Toutain, at the helm of the restaurant that bears his name, is developing signature cuisine using mainly vegetables and which testifies to his research into textures and stands out for its deep flavours.

La Scène, a restaurant at the Prince de Galles hotel – whose kitchens are led by chef Stéphanie Le Quellec LE –also earns two stars. Here, the dishes are designed with finesse and accuracy and are bursting with impressive flavours. This distinction crowns the very successful career of this brilliant chef.

In Courchevel, SarKara, located in the K2 Palace, is the first starred restaurant to offer only desserts. In this establishment, diners will savour atypical pastry work where chef Sébastien Vauxion imagines a tasting menu giving pride of place to innovative fruit and vegetables.

One star

In total, the 2019 France selection sees 68 new one-star addresses. Many of them are led by young chefs brimming with passion and talent, some of who show real entrepreneurial courage.

Among those are:

  • Guillaume Sanchez’s NESO (Paris, 9th arrondissement)
  • Antoine Gras’ Table de l’Ours (Val d’Isère)
  • Guillaume and Pauline Billau’s The Auberge Quintessence (Roubion)
  • Franco Bowanee and Karina Laval’s Le Château de Vault-de-Lugny (near Avallon)
  • Laetitia and Stéphane Cosnier’s Côté Cuisine (Carnac)

View the entire list at restaurant.michelin.fr/

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