Michelin Star awarded restaurants are considered the best restaurants in the world. Starting with the first star ranging up to three stars for the best of the best. If you are not aware of Michelin Stars they are the restaurant equivalent of the hotel star ratings system.
To get a single Michelin Star you have to be an amazing chef, and be a little lucky too! Each year the judges incognito visit the restaurants that either already have a star or are looking to get one to check the quality of their dishes. If the quality of the food isn’t good enough on that visit, tough! This ensures the chefs have to produce this high quality food all the time.
So you can see Michelin Stars are hard to get. To get one star is extremely good, two stars you are in the top few percentage of chefs in the world and three stars you are basically a god in the kitchen.
There are only 609 chefs in the world who have a star for 2015 which is 1 less than 2014. If you have been awarded with a star you might only get to keep it for one year, if the food isn’t up to scratch on the next visit by the judges they can take the star away again.
The 3 Valleys is very fortunate to have some Michelin Stars already and as of yesterday our local restaurants have plenty to be proud of!
After they collect all the judges results they produce a directory of all the restaurants that have a Michelin Star, this is the first time anyone is told who has a star for the coming year. This includes the chefs!
2015’s directory has just been announced and here are the results for the 3 Valleys:
- La Bouitte in Saint-Martin-de-Belleville picked up its third star! There were only two new three star chefs in the world!
- The Ekrin in Meribel secured its first star.
- The Epicurean in Val Thorens also picked up its first star.
Sadly the restaurant Le Strato in Courchevel loses two stars but we are sure they will get them back as the place is great!
Well done to all!