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France gets 70 new starred restaurants in Michelin Guide

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Michelin guide 2017 France

70 new restaurants in France have been awarded by the famous Michelin Guide 2017, with one and only new 3-star in the 2017 edition: Le 1947 at luxury Hotel Cheval Blanc in Courchevel super chic ski resort. Le 1947 is named for the most prized vintage of Cheval Blanc prestigious Saint Emilion Bordeaux wine, a property of LVMH luxury brands group. Michelin praised the establishment’s Chef Alleno for providing “a an experience of a life time to seduce the world’s most demanding gastronomes.” Yannick Alleno already gained three stars Michelin’s highest recommendation for his exquisite cuisine at his restaurant Pavillon Ledoyen in Paris last year.

With the addition of Le 1947, the 2017 Michelin guide has 27 three-star restaurants, 86 with two-star, including 12 new ones, and 503 with one star, 57 of them are newly awarded. Michael Ellis, the French-American international director of the foodie bible, said the number of new stars has risen steadily for the past several years, reflecting the “vitality of French gastronomy in a complicated economic context”.

The new two-stars restaurants are:
Hostellerie de Plaisance in Saint-Émilion, La Grande Maison & Le Pressoir d’Argent in Bordeaux, Clarence in Paris, Table de l’Espadon at the Ritz Paris, Kei in Paris, Maison des Bois by Marc Veyrat in Manigod (Alps), Montgomerie and Kintessence in Courchevel, Le Pré in Clermont-Ferrand, La Grenouillère by Alexandre Gauthier in La Madelaine-sous-Montreuil, Le Gindreau in Saint-Médard.

The new one-star restaurants in Paris and in the regions of France are:
PARIS: Jardins de l’Espadon at the Ritz, Palais-Royal, Sushi B, Restaurant H, Alliance, Divellec, George, Orangerie, Archeste, Scène Thélème & Escargot 1903.
REGIONS: Arnsbourg (Baerenthal), Racine, Haut Bonheur de la Table (Cassel), la Liégeoise (Wimereux), Girardin (Colmar), l’Alchémille (Kayserberg) et Julien Binz (Ammerschwihr), les Explorateurs (Val Thorens), le Roc Alto (St-Véran), Le Saint-Martin (Vence), le W (Annonay), Mickael Feval & Pierre Reboul (Aix-en-Provence), Fanny Rey (St-Rémy-de-Provence), le Domaine du Colombier (Malataverne), Skab (Nîmes), Palégrié (Corrençon-en-Vercors), Château Blanchard (Chazelles-sur-Lyon), Aux Anges (Roanne), Jérémy Galvan et Miraflores (Lyon), la Palmeraie (La Croix-Valmer), le Jardin de Benjamin (Lorgues), L’Olivier (Saint-Tropez), le Champ des Lunes (Lauris-Lourmarin), Le Château de Mirambeau, l’Imaginaire (Terrasson-Lavilledieu), le Moulin de l’Abbaye (Brantôme), L’Aparté (Montrabe), le Skiff Club (la Teste-de-Buch), le Logis de la Cadène (St-Émilion), le Hittau (St-Vincent-de-Tyrosse), le Château de Mercuès, l’Atelier de Gaztelur (Arcangues) et l’Océan (Saint-Jean-de-Luz), le 1912 (Trouville), Maximin Hellio (Deauville), Pertica (Vendôme), la Table de la Bergerie (Champ-sur-Layon), Fontevraud le Restaurant, l’Auberge Tiegezh (Guer), Terre-Mer (Auray), Rodolphe (Rouen), Les Genêts (Brem-sur-Mer) et la Robe (Montaigu).

We, at Lifestyle Vacations France, always highlight the best of French cuisine in culinary tours escorted by Corinne A. Preteur personally. For us “Best of” don’t mean “haute cuisine” only but flavorful meals prepared with top quality ingredients, organic if possible celebrating the producers fabulous work year-round. Among restaurants listed above, we already feature rising-star chefs such as Julien Binz and Girardin (Alsace Cooking Adventure), l’Imaginaire (Aquitaine Symphony of Flavors), la Table de la Bergerie and Fontevraud le Restaurant (Dreaming Loire Valley), 1912 and Maximin Hellio (Normandy Cooking Adventure), and much more.