brothers Edouard and Andre Michelin founded the Michelin tire company.
the brothers came up with and published the first Red Guide. The guide was distributed free of charge and had no demand.
in directory added a rating of restaurants according to prices. The most expensive ones were marked with one star. The guide became a paid guide.
the company's policy changed dramatically and 2 more stars were added, since then the system has remained unchanged.
the first issue of the Michelin Guide
michelin guide map
Michelin was originally a tire company
the guide's creators, brothers Edouard and André Michelin
The Michelin Red Guide is currently the most influential restaurant ranking in the world.
The first restaurant to receive three stars in the UK was Gordon Ramsay in London.
Owned and run by Gordon Ramsay, who is of Scottish descent.
No one knows the main principles and rules for awarding stars it is a trade secret.
The main criterion for evaluation - cuisine. Everything else -atmosphere, service, interior -is secondary. Only author's restaurants (with a chef) are awarded stars.
Being an inspector is anonymous. No one should know that he is on a "star" gastronomic mission.
The inspectors do not record or question the guests during their visit to the restaurant
They are forbidden to communicate with journalists and even to answer questions from their relatives and friends about work, there is a common answer:
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very good restaurant in its category (meaning the type of cuisine)
excellent cuisine, for the sake of the restaurant it makes sense to make a small deviation from itinerary
great work of the chef, it makes sense to make a separate trip here
The grading system stands for as follows:
how the stars affect
restaurants and chefs
The mere fact that a restaurant is mentioned in the Red Guide, even without a star, is a recognition of the chef's skill and can serve as a powerful impetus to commercial success.
Number of restaurants in the world that have stars at this time :
specialty at l'atelier restaurant
The most titled was Joel Robuchon.
World famous gourmet restaurant L'Atelier
L'oeuf de poule "Bio" (organic poached eggs, eggplant compote, confit)
Dessert La muroise
His restaurant chain had 32 Michelin stars.
Alain Ducasse Au Plaza Athenee restaurant in Paris
Alain Ducasse 21 stars is considered to be the star leader among those living today
In 1966, Alain Zik shot himself when he learned that his Paris restaurant had lost one star.
Rankings have their advantages, but they also have significant disadvantages.
In 2003, French chef Bernard Loiseau killed himself only because of rumors that his restaurant might lose a star. The rumors were false.
Alain Chapelle had a heart attack for the same reason.
what could take away a Michelin star?
A star can be taken away by checking the quality of the food and the condition of the restaurant as a whole. It is considered the chef's responsibility to inform the restaurant owner of any deficiencies.
It is forbidden to use information about the awarding of a star. If a restaurant is found to be "bragging", Michelin has the right to remove it from the ranking. People should learn about the stars they receive from the Michelin Guide.
Everyone makes mistakes
In 2017, Michelin mistakenly awarded a star to the roadside café for workers Le Bouche à Oreill instead of the luxury Parisian restaurant of the same name. During the two days of the star, the café in the town of Bourges had a record number of visitors and the phone was ringing off the hook.
roadside café Le Bouche à Oreill
restaurant Le Bouche à Oreill
In 2003, Michelin restaurant inspector Rémi Pascal published a scandalous book ("The Inspector Sits at the Table") in which he shed light on secret work. The revelation cost Remy his 16-year position he was fired by an angry management. The book was published in a small number of copies, was not a success, and was not translated into Russian.
book «The Inspector sits at the desk»
Not everyone needs a star
Some restaurant owners and chefs are turning away from celebrities. For example, the 70-year-old owner of a popular street food outlet in Thailand, Jay Fai, asked to have her restaurant removed from the guide because she was not satisfied with working 11 hours a day. Skye Gingell from the Petersham Nurseries Café, a shebeen-chic restaurant in London, did the same thing
restaurant Petersham Nurseries Café
restaurant specialties Petersham Nurseries Café
the most expensive and the most affordable restaurant with michelin stars
Denmark, Noma, 3 stars The restaurant is located in Copenhagen. It is one of the best and most famous chefs of modern nordic cuisine, which is at the peak of popularity all over the world. The average check for a dinner without drinks is 31,247 rubles. The cheapest Michelin restaurant is Hostellerie la Montagne in France. Here you can order a set menu for 20 euros.
cafe Hostellerie la Montagne
3 best restaurants
What do Michelin restaurants that do manage to get to the top of the prestigious rating look like? And which ones are worth visiting at least once in your life.
Restaurant Нома, Copenhagen, Denmark
The recipes are made exclusively from Scandinavian natural products, and the main emphasis is placed on their environmental friendliness.
This is the restaurant that tops the Michelin list as a must-visit at least once in a lifetime.
Average check for dinner - 450 euros
The restaurant opened in Copenhagen in 2003 and today attracts gastronomic tourists from all over the world who are ready to pay at least $500 for a tasting menu of several dishes per person.
The restaurant does not make a secret of the cooking technology. All visitors can look at the cooking process through a special transparent glass wall in the restaurant's kitchen.
One of the best Michelin-starred restaurants is located in the kingdom of Monaco.
The interior of the restaurant in the traditions of French Versailles, emphasized by palace luxury and antique furniture.
The founder of the institution is the famous restaurateur Alain Ducasse.
Average check for dinner - 250 euros
Restaurant Le Louis XV, Monaco
The restaurant's cuisine specializes in meat dishes. Besides, in the menu you can find a large number of salads and more than a dozen varieties of the best cheeses from all over the world. In addition, the restaurant is famous for its desserts.
The Steirereck restaurant is considered the most fashionable establishment in the Austrian capital.