Shout to Poland for Getting Its First Michelin Star

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For years now, the once-venerated Michelin Guide has been in a battle for relevancy. That 2009 confessions-of-a-Michelin-inspector piece drew back the curtain—in a not-so-flattering way—on the selection process, and like all print media, the company is figuring out how to compete with the chorus of opinion on the Internet.

In the food world, two and three stars still holds some weight, at least as a marker of a certain homogenous, international standard of excellence in terms of service, ingredients, and preparation. Even if people quibble about the system, most everyone agrees that a three-star restaurant is at least doing something right. But look at the one star or “recommended” restaurants in your city—as well as the often misguided tweets coming from anonymous inspectors—and you’ll see that the brand doesn’t necessarily have its finger on the pulse.

Still, Europe is the original stomping ground of the Michelin men and women, so there’s always some excitement surround the release of the Main Cities of Europe guide, which covers 44 cities. It drops today, and Michelin has put out a list of the places with new stars, which you can see below.

Of note: No third star for René Redzepi’s Noma, and the first ever star for a Polish restaurant: Atelier Amaro in Warsaw.

New Two Stars
Geranium, Copenhagen
Tim Raue, Berlin
Süllberg – Seven Seas, Hamburg
Villa Merton, Frankfurt am Main
&samhoud places, Amsterdam
Aan de Poel, Amsterdam
Enoteca, Barcelona
Moments, Barcelona
Sketch (The Lecture Room & Library), London

New One Stars
Dom Beisl, Vienna
Va Doux Vent, Brussels
Kadeau, Copenhagen
L’Effervescence, Lyon
Le Sergent Recruteur, Paris
Itinéraires, Paris
L’Instant d’Or, Paris
Il Carpaccio, Paris
La Cuisine, Paris
114, Faubourg, Paris
La Dame de Pic, Paris
Gavroche, Strasbourg
En Marge, Toulouse
La poêle d’or, Köln
Weinsinn, Frankfurt am Main
Lafleur, Frankfurt am Main
gourfleets, Hamburg
SE7EN OCEANS, Hamburg
Yosh, Stuttgart
Schlossgarten Gourmetrestaurant Bernhard Diers, Stuttgart
5, Stuttgart
Hytra, Athens
Locks Brasserie, Dublin
Vun, Milan
La Terrazza, Rome
Pipero al Rex, Rome
Metamorfosi, Rome
Magorabin, Turin
Vo, Turin
Bord’Eau, Amsterdam
HanTing Cuisine, The Hague
Atelier Amaro, Warsaw
Belcanto, Lisbon
Lluerna, Barcelona
Koy Shunka, Barcelona
Nectari, Barcelona
Dos Palillos, Barcelona
Ricard Camarena, Valencia
Sjömagasinet, Gothenburg
Ekstedt, Stockholm
Gastrologik, Stockholm
CLOUDS, Zurich
Alyn Williams at the Westbury, London
St John, London
Dabbous, London
Trishna, London
Launceston Place, London
Tom Aikens, London
St John, London
Medlar, London

[via Eater]

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