#FOUR News | Michelin Guide Germany 2017

18 Dec 2016
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In this new selection, all the three-star restaurants in Germany maintain their distinctions this year, giving Germany the second-highest number of three-star venues in Europe with then restaurants. Only about 100 locations in the world have received this distinctive award for culinary excellence on the highest level.

The total number of restaurants with one or more stars is now at its highest level. At 292 venues, this is 17 percent more than just five years ago. Development of Germany’s top-level gastronomy has remained on a very high level, thanks to a number of young and innovative chefs. Often, they have honed their skills in top international venues, and are now displaying them as head chefs in their own restaurants. This way, they play a major role in assuring the German gastronomic scene remains one of the best in Europe and the world.Michael ELLIS, International Director in charge of the MICHELIN guides

One of this generation of young, motivated chefs is Tristan Brandt, who, together with his team at restaurantOpus Vin Mannheim, gained a second Michelinstar in only two years. Also awarded two stars is the restaurantGeisels Werneckhofin Munich, where the chef Tohru Nakamura blends haute cuisine with Japanese influences. The chef is a prime example of these aspiring young chefs.

The third newcomer in the class of two-star recipients isRutzin Berlin with its chef Marco Müller. Germany’s capital now has 7 two-star restaurants and 12 one star establishments, cementing its reputation as Europe’s culinary hotspot.

The Michelinguide Deutschland 2017 also distinguished 243 restaurants with one star, which is a new record. 28 restaurants received this award for the first time in 2017, among them three are located in Düsseldorf:Bread & Roses,Le FlairandNenio.This makes North Rhine-Westphalia’s capital one of the winners in the Michelinguide Deutschland 2017. Two new one-star locations each can be found in Bonn, Cologne and Nuremberg.

The Michelin inspectors witnessed current trends and developments in German cuisine and gastronomy. They found that more and more restaurants were working on the highest level while at the same time maintaining an informal ambience. Known as “casual fine dining”, this trend is also aimed at a younger clientele. This lively, diverse and exciting gastronomy is particularly evident in major cities.

The Michelinguide Deutschland 2017 also features 472 restaurants awarded Bib Gourmand, of which 60 are new. In twenty years, the number of Bib Gourmand has increased by 56%, reflecting the dynamic development of the German gastronomy trade.

The Michelinguide Deutschland 2017 is available in book stores as of December 2nd for €29.95 (Austria: €30.80, Switzerland SFR 39), and the selection is available on the websiteBookatable by Michelin

On 1,176 pages, the 54th selection recommends 2,306 restaurants and 1,972 hotels, among those:

292restaurants with MICHELIN stars:

  • 10 three-star restaurants
  • 39 two-star restaurants, including three new additions
  • 243 one-star restaurants, including 28 new additions

472 “Bib Gourmand” restaurants, including 60 new ones