To hold a Michelin star is a rare and esteemed honor. However, to hold multiple put you at the upper echelon of an already elite group.
For a restaurant to earn a Michelin Star, they need to show an unwavering level of outstanding quality worth a journey or a detour. The categories, from one to three as we know them, awarded to top establishments, have been around since the early 1930s.
Despite the tumultuous year that the restaurant industry experienced, the Michelin guide chose not to suspend its annual rankings, unlike its competitors. The guide did, however, “go easy” to quote “Forbes.” Even so, there were a few new additions in the categories. Here’s a glimpse at some of the top Michelin-star restaurant from around the world:
Marsan in Paris is one of two new two-star restaurants promoted in the 2021 guide. The restaurant by chef Hélène Darroze
The AM Restaurant, France
The AM restaurant by chef Alexandre Mazzia in Marseille, France, was recently awarded the most-coveted ranking of three Michelin stars.
Kashiwaya in Osaka, Japan, offers modern Japanese food in a dining room. The menu, which includes eight dishes, changes on a monthly basis.
Les Amis, Singapore
The three Michelin-star restaurants Les Amis is all about classical food. Helmed by Chef Sebastien Lepinoy, Les Amis serves French haute cuisine in an elegant setting.
Le Bernardin, United States
The philosophy of Le Bernardin is to make “the fish is the star of the plate.” In fact, when the restaurant was first established in 197 by siblings Maguy and Gilbert Le Coze before it moved to New York City from Paris, they only served fish.
The Restaurant at Meadowood, United States
Headed by Chef Christopher Kostow, the California-based dishes served at the modern American restaurant have, as described by Michelin, “elevated to an art form.”
Eleven Madison Park, United States
Diners get treated to the freshest, seasonal local ingredients from the 3 Michelin-Star Manhattan restaurant. Eleven Madison Park is famous for its multi-course tasting menu, which can easily take north of three hours to savor.