2018 new French Michelin out - 2 new three stars restaurants

  • La Maison des Bois à Manigod, en Haute-Savoie - Marc Veyrat, 67 years old, 3rd time awarded 3 stars
  • Le Restaurant Christophe Bacquié, à l’Hôtel du Castellet, dans le Var - Christophe Bacquié, 45 yrs old, 2 stars since 2010

Sébastien Bras of Le Suquet (Laguiole) returned the 3 stars and was out from the list. The 3 stars was obtained by his father Michel Bras since 1999.

Total 28 three stars restaurants in France

  • Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée (depuis 2016)
  • Le Cinq, à l’hôtel Four Seasons George V (Christian le Squer, 2016)
  • Alléno Paris - Pavillon Ledoyen (Yannick Alléno, 2015)
  • Epicure à l’hôtel Bristol (Eric Frechon, 2009)
  • L’Astrance (Pascal Barbot, 2007)
  • Le Pré Catelan (Frédéric Anton, 2007)
  • Guy Savoy (2002)
  • Pierre Gagnaire (1998)
  • L’Arpège (Alain Passard, 1996)
  • L’Ambroisie (Bernard Pacaud, 1988)
  • La Maison des Bois à Manigod, en Haute-Savoie (Marc Veyrat, 2018)
  • Le Restaurant Christophe Bacquié, à l’Hôtel du Castellet, dans le Var (Christophe Bacquié, 2018)
  • Le 1947 au Cheval Blanc à Courchevel (Yannick Alléno, 2017)
  • La Bouitte, à Saint-Martin de Belleville en Savoie (René et Maxime Meilleur, 2015)
  • L’Assiette champenoise, à Tinqueux dans la Marne (Arnaud Lallement, 2014)
  • La Vague d’or, à Saint-Tropez (Arnaud Donckele, 2013)
  • Flocons de sel, à Megève (Emmanuel Renaut, 2012)
  • Auberge du Vieux Puits, à Fontjoncouse dans l’Aude (Gilles Goujon, 2010)
  • Le Petit Nice, à Marseille (Gérald Passédat, 2008)
  • Anne-Sophie Pic, à Valence (2007)
  • Lameloise, à Chagny en Saône-et-Loire (Eric Pras, 2007)
  • Régis et Jacques Marcon, à Saint-Bonnet-le-Froid en Haute-Loire (2005)
  • Georges Blanc, à Vonnas dans l’Ain (1981)
  • Les Prés d’Eugénie, à Eugénie-les-Bains dans les Landes (Michel Guérard, 1977)
  • Troisgros, à Ouches dans la Loire (Michel Troisgros, 1968)
  • L’Auberge de l’Ill, à Illhaeusern dans le Haut-Rhin (Marc Haeberlin, 1967)
  • Paul Bocuse, à Collonges-au-Mont-d’Or dans le Rhône (1965)
  • Le Louis XV Alain Ducasse à Monaco (1990, retirée 1997, retrouvée 1998, retirée en 2001, retrouvée 2003)
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5 new two-star restaurants:

  • Au 14 Février - Masafumi Hamano (Saint-Amour-Bellevue)
  • Takao Takano (Lyon)
  • L’Auberge du Père Bise - Jean Sulpice (Talloires)
  • Hostellerie Jérôme - Bruno Cirino (La Turbie)
  • Flaveur - Gaël and Michaël Tourteaux (Nice)

For new 1 star, happy that Montée, Chateaubriand and Quinsou in Paris got their stars!

See the press file here.

Iñaki Aizpitart of Chateaubriand has always been the underdog of Michelin. He has opened his restaurant since 2006 and got much recognition except the more conservative Michelin. It was indeed a surprising move (and maybe a bit too late now). I have eaten in his restaurant maybe back in 2009 or 10. I found it original and daring those days. An autumn menu with a lot of raw radishes, and burnt and charcoal taste that is very trendy at present days.

According to an article from Atabula, a site dedicated to the French cooking professionals, Marc Veyrat didn’t deserve his new three stars. It was reported one meal he has cooked in his restaurant La Maison des Bois end of December 2017, it failed miserably and the chef decided to just offer the meal free to his clients. The fact that Michelin needed some “heavy weight” chefs in their 3 stars lineup to fuel their marketing engine. The article felt that Veyrat has earned 1 star every year since he returned to cooking in 2016 was simply too fast.

Translated article:
https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=fr&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.atabula.com%2F2018%2F02%2F05%2Ftrois-etoiles-marc-veyrat-manigod%2F&edit-text=&act=url

The original Atabula article:

I must say that Marc Veyrat was a chef that I would like to try around 2004 when he was at his peak but I was too poor then (and now). :wink:

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