dicembre 11, 2018

12 new starred restaurants, including two new three stars, in the MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong Macau 2019

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Caprice (Hong Kong) and Jade Dragon (Macau) both receive the highest Michelin accolade of three stars!

Michelin is pleased to launch the MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong Macau 2019. With 2 new three star restaurants, 4 new two star restaurants and 6 new one star restaurants, the oldest Michelin selection in China displays the remarkable dynamism of the region.

Commenting on the 2019 Hong Kong and Macau Guide, Gwendal Poullennec, the International Director of Michelin Guides, said: "Hong Kong and Macau are very special cities within the gastronomic world. They attract many tourists and business people from around the world, and as a result these cities have been blessed with gastronomic influences that oscillate between traditional Cantonese and Macau cuisine, combined with international flavours. The 2019 selection highlights this diversity particularly well, and the many star additions testify to the dynamism and talent that permeate the Hong Kong and Macau dining scene”.

Caprice receiving three stars brings to 7, the number of three star restaurants in Hong Kong. Chef Guillaume Galliot, who joined the restaurant two years ago, and his team offer contemporary French cuisine that highlights the most luxurious ingredients in its refined and perfectly executed dishes. The turbot served with a delicate sea urchin sauce, particularly impressed our inspectors, as did the remarkable wine list.

In Macau, Jade Dragon receives its third Michelin star. In beautiful surroundings of ebony, crystal, gold and finely-chiselled silver, a delicious ballet of authentic Cantonese specialties, made from the highest quality ingredients, will not fail to delight the taste buds of gourmets. With this new distinction, Macau now has 3 three star establishments.

The 2019 selection is also enriched with 4 new two star restaurants (3 in Hong Kong and 1 in Macau). Écriture(Hong Kong), which offers cuisine celebrating French specialties combined with Japanese ingredients, and Sushi Saito (Hong Kong), among the best Sushi restaurants in the city, make their very first entry in the MICHELIN guide with two stars. The Cantonese restaurant Ying Jee Club (Hong Kong), which had one star in the previous selection, this year gains a second star. In Macau, the restaurant Alain Ducasse at Morpheus receives two stars. Located in the heart of the Morpheus Hotel, it offers, in addition to original creations, some of the most famous dishes of the iconic French chef.

The MICHELIN guide Hong Kong Macau 2019 also lists 55 one star establishments, including 6 new additions in Hong Kong: Arbor, Guo Fu Lou, New Punjab Club, Octavium, Xin Rong Ji and Belon. These new establishments alone illustrate the gastronomic diversity of this selection. Arbor and Belon are inspired by the codes of French cuisine, while New Punjab Club offers excellent specialties from North India, and Guo Fu Lou serves tasty Cantonese dishes. Xin Rong Ji showcases some of the finest flavours of Taizhou cuisine and Octavium serves delicious Italian cuisine.

Finally, the 2019 selection includes 80 Bib Gourmand restaurants. These establishments, spotted by our inspectors during their gourmet wanderings in the streets of Hong Kong and Macau, offer three courses (drinks not included) for a maximum price of HK$400 (in Hong Kong) or MOP 400 (in Macau).

The 2019 selection includes:

In Hong Kong
- 7 three-star restaurants (including 1 new)
- 12 two-star restaurants (including 3 new ones)
- 44 one-star restaurants (including 6 new ones)
- 71 Bib Gourmand restaurants (including 4 new ones)

In Macau
- 3 three-star restaurants (including 1 new)
- 5 two-star restaurants (including 1 new)
- 11 one-star restaurants
- 9 Bib Gourmand restaurants

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