2016 French Michelins results - out

Two new 3-star restaurants

Alain Ducasse- Plaza Athénée Hotel

Christian Le Squer - Le V at the George V

10 new 2-star restaurants

Bordeaux (33) La Grande Maison – Joël Robuchon

Colmar (68) JY’S (Jean-Yves Schillinger)

Megève (74) 1920 (Julien Gatillon)

Mougins (06) Paloma (Nicolas Decherchi)

Paris 7th Sylvestre (Sylvestre Wahid)

Paris 8th Le Gabriel (Jérôme Banctel)

Paris 8th Le Grand Restaurant – Jean-François Piège

Paris 16th L’Abeille (Christophe Moret)

Paris 16th Histoires (Mathieu Pacaud)

Wingen-sur-Moder (67) Villa René Lalique (Jean-Georges Klein)

‘L’Assiette’, a new Michelin restaurant category

New this year, a third category has been added to the existing two – stars from 1 to 3 and the ‘Bib Gourmand’ rewarding those establishments that offer a three-course meal for a maximum of 36 euro in Paris and 32 outside the capital. New pictogram ‘l’Assiette’ (the plate, in Engllish), rewards restaurants recommended in the guide that serve a good standard of cuisine but which haven’t been awarded stars or bibs.

Le Cinq gets its third star - the change of chef paid off.

That said I reports I read soon after the take over were that the meals were not yet that great and the room was still being refurbished. Has anyone been in the recent past to give insight into its promotion…?

I was once a favourite of ours but we thought it seemed to go off form a bit before the change in chef.