2017 Michelin France - Alléno has 2 three stars restaurants

Announced this morning. Only 1 new addition to the 3 stars, which goes to Yannick Alléno’s restaurant in the ski resort Courchevel. François Piège which was tipped hot remained 2 stars.

Note that years of speculation for Alexandre Gauthier, finally this year got a promotion from 1 star to 2. Bordeaux has 2 new stars, La Grande Maison headed by Pierre Gagnaire (Robuchon left) and Gordon Ramsay’s Le Pressoir d’Argent.

New 3 stars
Yannick Alléno - 1947, hôtel Cheval Blanc (Courchevel)

New 2 stars
Marc Veyrat - Maison des bois (Manigod)
Nicolas Sale - L’Espadon (hôtel Ritz, Paris)
Kei Kobayashi - Kei (Paris)
Christophe Pelé - Clarence (Paris)
Jean-Rémy Caillon - Le Kintessence, K2 Palace (Courchevel)
Gatien Demczyna - Montgomerie, K2 Altitude (Courchevel)
Ronan Kervarrec - L’Hostellerie de Plaisance (Saint-Émilion)
Pierre Gagnaire - La Grande Maison de Bernard Magrez (Bordeaux)
Gordon Ramsay and Gilad Peled- Le Pressoir d’Argent (Bordeaux)
Pascal Bardet - Gindreau (Saint-Médard, 46)
Alexandre Gauthier - La Grenouillère (La Madelaine-sous-Montreuil)
Xavier Beaudiment - Le Pré (ClermontFerrand)

New 1 star

Paris
Nicolas Sale - Les Jardins de l’Espadon (hôtel Ritz, Paris 1er)
Mathieu Pacaud - Divellec (Paris 7e)
David Bizet - l’Orangerie (hôtel George V, Paris 8e)
Simone Zanoni - le George (hôtel George V, Paris 8e)
Pierre Rigothier - La Scène Thélème (Paris 17e)
Philip Chronopoulos - Restaurant du Palais Royal (Paris 1er)
Masayoshi Hanada - Sushi B (Paris 2e)
Hubert Duchenne - Restaurant H (Paris 4e)
Toshitaka Omiya - Alliance (Paris 5e)
Akrame Benallal - Akrame (Paris 8e)
Yoshiaki Ito - L’Archeste (Paris 16e)
Paolo Boscaro - L’Escargot 1903 (92800 Puteaux)

New 1 star elsewhere in France (except Paris)

Nord East
Racine (Reims)
l’Arnsbourg (Baerenthal)
Haut Bonheur de la Table (Cassel)
la Liégeoise(Wimereux)
Girardin (Colmar)
l’Alchémille (Kayserberg)
Julien Binz (Ammerschwihr)
Mickaël Feval (Aix-en-Provence)
Pierre Reboul (Aix-en-Provence)
Fanny Rey (St-Rémy-de-Provence)
le Domaine du Colombier (Malataverne)

South East
les Explorateurs (Val Thorens)
le Roc Alto (St-Véran)
Le Saint-Martin (Vence)
le W (Annonay)
Skab (Nimes)
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 (St Tropez)
le Champ des Lunes (Lauris-Lourmarin)

South West
le Château de Mirambeau (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 (Mercuès)
l’Atelier de Gaztelur (Arcangues)
l’Océan (St Jean de Luz)

North West
le 1912 (Trouville)
Maximin Hellio (Deauville)
Pertica (Vendôme)
la Table de la Bergerie (Champ-sur-Layon)
Fontevraud le Restaurant (Fontevraud L’Abbaye)
l’Auberge Tiegezh (Guer)
Terre-Mer (Auray)
Rodolphe (Rouen)
Les Genêts (Brem-sur-Mer)
la Robe (Montaigu)

So, are you thinking of trying out Alliance until Sola gets back on its feet?

Ha no, reserved Montée for this weekend! :grinning:
Because Montée will be getting a star next year!

But I’m curious about Alliance, Kei got 2 stars now! In the 1 star list, 2 more Japanese chefs from restaurant Sushi B and L’Archeste.

By the way, Sola still kept the star, I thought with a closed restaurant, they will take that away.

Well, now I’m really looking forward to your report on Montée!

Yeah, will do.

Any restaurants on the list that are on your wish list?

Kei looks interesting. I’m basing this on your previous recommendation.

Your annual trip is only limited in staying in Paris? Traveling in other cities can be nice too.

Last year we only went to Paris with a day trip to Reims, but in years past we spent time in the Dordogne, Brittany, Normandy, and in Provence. I haven’t made any plans yet for this year, but who knows? It also depends on when our various Parisian friends have time.

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According to Atabula, a site that addresses to food professionals, food journalists Ézéchiel Zérah and Franck Pinay-Rabaroust just wrote an article “Michelin 2017: 40 forgotten tables”, obviously disagreeing with certain decision of the Michelin team.

Worth of 3 stars
Alexandre Couillon – La Marine (Noirmoutier)
Jean-François Piège – Le Grand Restaurant (Paris)
Christophe Bacquié – Christophe Bacquié (Le Castellet)

Worth of 2 stars
David Toutain – Restaurant David Toutain (Paris)
Julien Dumas – Lucas Carton (Paris)
Adeline Grattard – Yam’T’cha (Paris)
Sylvain Sendra – Itinéraires (Paris)
Alain Pégouret – Laurent (Paris)
Alexandre Mazzia – AM (Marseille)
Éric Canino – La Réserve (Ramatuelle)
Bruno Cirino – L’Hostellerie Jérôme (La Turbie)
Jacques Decoret – Restaurant Jacques Decoret (Vichy)
Alain Llorca – Alain Llorca (La Colle-sur-Loup)

Worth of 1 star
Maxime Laurenson – Loiseau Rive Gauche (Paris)
Julien Diaz – Saisons (Marseille)
Stéphane Jégo – L’Ami Jean (Paris)
Gérald Passédat – Albertine (Marseille)
Massimiliano Alajmo – Caffè Stern (Paris)
François Gagnaire – Anicia (Paris)
Bruno Verjus – Table (Paris)
Daniel Lutrand & Jean-Philippe Vivant – Pastis (Montpellier)
Sébastien Gravé – Pottoka (Paris)
Philippe Mille – Le Jardin des Crayères (Reims)
Alain Ducasse – Rech (Paris)
Matthieu Dupuis-Baumal – Domaine de Manville (Baux-de-Provence)
Abri – Paris
Tomy Gousset – Tomy & Co (Paris)
Tabata et Ludovic Mey – Les Apothicaires (Lyon)
Chiho Kanzaki et Marcelo di Giacomo – Virtus (Paris)
Gregory Marchand – Frenchie (Paris)
Florent Ladeyn – Bloempot (Lille)
William Ledeuil – KGB (Paris)
Yves Camdeborde – Le Comptoir du Relais (Paris)
Vincent Crepel – Porte 12 (Paris)
Inaki Aizpitarte – Le Chateaubriand (Paris)
Tanguy Lavialle – Garopapilles (Bordeaux)
Jean-François Pantaleon – Coretta (Paris)
Grégoire Rousseau – Hâ Restaurant (Bordeaux)

You can read the analysis here:

I have been a big fan of L’Ami Jean for more than 10 years, I think they indeed merit of a star, but I think the chef Jégo wants to stay out of the system. (He threw twice the Michelin inspectors out of the restaurants). I like Pottoka a lot too, been returning several times. Actually both restaurants are doing Basque cooking, and quite stable, with no bad surprises. (I have been there a few months ago, maybe I will try to whip up posts on both places. At times, places like this exist forever, they don’t seem to need anymore write up…)

I also like Porte 12 for the cooking, but not for their portions (too small! was still hungry when paying to leave the restaurant).

Tomy & Co opened only last year, so patience!

I’ve read a lot about L’Ami Jean on chowhound. Some love it; others have complained of rushed service. I take it that you would recommend that we try it?

They used to have 2 or even 3 services for dinner, so I guess those complained didn’t like to finish their meal in 2 hours frame. But it was the past. Now they raise the price, and you can sit all the night you want. They still have a lunch menu, I don’t quite remember the price 45€ (?) that you can have 5-6 courses or à la carte. Although they have a tasting menu carte blanche. Not to miss is their Riz au lait.

With so many places that offers tasting menu, here there is a bistrot that still has an à la carte menu! Just beware that their meal is really big!

Chez l’Ami Jean: if I had to pick one place in Paris, this would be it. Of course, you can’t just pick one place, but you know…

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:laughing: 1 michelin star for just 2 days!

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