Michelin Frankreich 2014

The 2014 MICHELIN guide will be on sale from 28 Feb
ruary and available online and
on all digital media. The guide lists over 8,860 hotels and restaurants (including 492 new establishments). It highlights the rise of a new generation of young chefs.

This year the MICHELIN guide awards
stars to the
Assiette Champenoise
, in
Reims. In this truly exceptional restaurant, Chef Arnaud LALLEMENT offers a particularly
creative and strikingly contemporary selection of cuisine. For Michael ELLIS, International
Director of the MICHELIN guides “When our inspectors travel throughout France, they
for unique restaurants that are worth the journey,
that astound the palate and spark emotion.
This how we feel about Arnaud LALLEMENT’s cuisine,
which is very much a reflection of
himself: it is deeply rooted in his father’s legacy
, to which Mr. LALLEMENT adds his own
very personal touch. Ultimately, by seeking the fin
est ingredients throughout France, and
surrounded by artisans trusted by his father before
him, Arnaud LALLEMENT uses his
remarkable know-how and technique to design dishes
of great finesse , where tastes and
textures are as subtle as they are delicious.”

The 2014 selection also boasts
six new
star restaurants
: the
Villa Madie
in Cassis
(Bouches du Rhône), the
Table du Connétable
in Chantilly (Oise), the
Courchevel 1850 (Savoie), the
in Kayseberg (Alsace),
Il Cortile
in Mulhouse
(Alsace) whose chef is the first Italian in France
to be awarded two stars, and
Paris (16th arrondissement), whose chef Akrame BENALLAL is only 33 years old.

France’s gastronomical energy is found throughout the country, and is illustrated by the
restaurants that are awared
with one
. With seven chefs under 30, the younger generation
truly stands out this year. Oscar GARCIA, from the
Table d’Uzès
(Gard), is awared his first
star at only 25 – making him one of the youngest starred chefs in France! This new
generation of young chefs trained in the finest kitchens, and they do not hesitate to launch
their own restaurants, often choosing small and relaxed establishments to start out on their
own: this illustrates a changing of the guard in French restaurants!
As they travelled throughout France during the year
, our inspectors noticed that
restaurateurs have been paying particular attention
to their prices. As they did last year,
chefs are increasingly focused on offering quality
cuisine at reasonable prices. Indeed, 115
starred restaurants offer a set menu for 30 euros or less, often at lunchtime – so a starred
meal does indeed rhyme with affordable prices! For
example, young chef Florent Ladeyn
offers a 21-euro lunch set menu is his Flanders family restaurant,
l’Auberge du Vert Mont
in Boeschepe. Similarly, the chef Lloyd Tropeano offers delicious and surprising dishes for
around 20 euros in his
Bistrot de Lagarde
in Lagarde d’Apt (Provence).

MICHELIN guide inspectors are always on the look-out for new addresses and hidden gems,
and have tested all sorts of restaurants (brasseries, bistros and small restaurants as much as
fine dining restaurants) and styles (French, Italian, Asian, modern, traditional) every day. The
inspectors are anonymous: they behave like ordinary
customers and always pay for their
meals. But they assess each dish as professionals,
always according to the same five
criteria: the quality of the ingredients used, the
chef’s personality as expressed in the cuisine,
mastery of the cooking technique and harmony of flavors, value for money and – of course –
consistency. The best restaurants are awarded a Bib
Gourmand or Michelin stars – a
distinction based exclusively on cuisine quality and that is always a collegial decision.
Comfort and service are assessed separately.

For over a century, MICHELIN guides have helped travelers on their journeys by offering
them a selection of the best restaurants, hotels and guesthouses throughout the world.
Today, the 24 MICHELIN guides cover 23 countries on
three continents.
The France MICHELIN guide will be on sale from 28 February for 24.90 euros. It lists 8768
establishments, including:

4477 hotels and guesthouses, and 4384 restaurants –
610 starred restaurants, including

one star
(57 new),

two star
(6 new)
three star
(1 new) restaurants.
651 Bib Gourmand Restaurants
(110 new) sind auch dabei.

The Paris MICHELIN guide will also be on sale from
28 February for 15.90 euros.
It lists
608 restaurants, including 66 new establishments.

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