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Michelin is pleased to unveil the selection of the MICHELIN Guide France 2019. Including 632 starred establishments, the 2019 vintage has grown this year with 75 new establishments gaining either one, two or three stars: a record level never seen before.
Commenting on the new selection, Gwendal POULLENNEC, International Director of the MICHELIN Guides, said: “This year, more than any other, the MICHELIN Guide France is demonstrating a gastronomic France that excels on all fronts. From remarkable regional dynamism, to showcasing new talented youngsters, and to an unprecedented number of new star-studded restaurants led by women, the 2019 vintage shines brightly in many ways”.
Nestled at the foot of the mountains that protect the city of Menton, Mirazur, brilliantly led by the chef Mauro COLAGRECO, gets three stars in the 2019 selection of the MICHELIN Guide. In front of the Mediterranean Sea which unfolds and stretches as far as the eye can see, the chef allows his customers to live a unique and enchanting gastronomic moment. Here, the dishes on offer invariably follow the cycle of the seasons and magnify with delicacy and subtlety the products of the sea and the mountains, as well as the fruit and vegetables cultivated in the kitchen garden of the chef. At Mirazur, the menu is always full of amazing surprises that play with textures and combine bold flavours with simple and colourful presentation.
This year Le Clos des Sens also receives the highest distinction of the MICHELIN Guide. In this unique establishment located in Annecy-le-Vieux, chef Laurent PETIT and his teams propose lake- sourced and vegetable cuisine that highlights the best products of the Annecy terroir. After a ‘cooking out’ that led him to rethink his cuisine in depth, the chef creates exceptional dishes, which are sober and sleek but still elegant, and that express the very essence of the herbs and vegetables he grows as well as the fish caught in the three big lakes of the Savoie: Lake Geneva, Lake Bourget and Lake Annecy.
Five new two-star establishments enrich the selection in 2019. In Cancale, at Le Coquillage, orchestrated by the master of spices and sea flavours Hugo ROELLINGER. In this restaurant, the dishes reproduce the trips so dear to the chef's heart. At AM by Alexandre Mazzia located in Marseille and led by the chef of the same name, we find dishes that subtly marry spices recalled from the early years of the chef, which were spent in Congo-Brazzaville. Here, we savour unexpected combinations imagined by this balancing of flavours. Christophe HAY at La Maison d'à Côté creates dishes which are a real ode to the land of Loir-et-Cher. In addition to sublimating local products in an innovative cuisine, the chef maintains a kitchen garden of 5000 square metres in permaculture that feeds the restaurant.