Lovers of all things food – rejoice! The Michelin Guide has delved into the depths of food scenes around the globe to find the cream of the fine-dining crop for us fellow food connoisseurs. Here are the results from the latest Michelin Guide revelations worldwide:

Michelin Guide Chicago 2020 Selection

With 196 restaurants on the list this year, Chicago is definitely a city for foodies. Of these establishments, 25 received stars, and of these, five received stars for the first time.

The international director of the Michelin Guides, Gwendal Poullennec commented: “Our inspectors are especially impressed by the high-end Japanese cuisine available in the West Loop. We have five new one-star restaurants in the 2020 MICHELIN Guide Chicago, each of which demonstrates a fine attention to detail and serves high-quality, top-notch cuisine.”

Grant Achatz’s Alinea is still the only restaurant in the city to hold the highest rank of 3 stars, and for the first time this year, the chefs second innovative space, Next, has also been awarded with a Michelin star.

The restaurants awarded with two and three stars are listed below. The full list can be viewed here:

Three Stars:                                            

  • Alinea

Two Stars:

  • Acadia
  • Oriole
  • Smyth

Michelin Guide Singapore 2020 Selection

For the first time in the city’s history, 2 restaurants have been awarded three stars. The Singapore Michelin Guide, which was first launched in 2016, featured no 3-starred establishments in the previous edition, but in the latest offering, Les Amis helmed by Sébastien Lepinoy and Odette helmed by Julien Royer, have become the city’s top gastronomic spots. 

Gwendal Poullennec comments: “With two of its establishments promoted to a three-star ranking, Singapore is clearly positioned as a leading gastronomic destination. Getting a three star is always a singular moment in a chef’s life and I am convinced that’s the same feeling for a city or a country. With this historic first, which completes an already extensive culinary scene, Singapore enters a new dimension to the eyes and palate of food lovers. As for the MICHELIN Guide, it confirms by awarding its highest distinction to the outstanding cuisine of Odette and Les Amis, its ability to evaluate and promote exceptional tables.” 

The Michelin Guide Singapore 2020 also features 5 two-star restaurants and 37 one-star establishments – 7 of these are new entrants into the guide. Zén, who is the younger sister of Björn Frantzen’s first restaurant, Frantzén, debuted with an astounding two stars in this year’s guide.

The restaurants awarded with two and three stars are listed below. The full list can be viewed here:

Three Stars:                                            

  • Les Amis
  • Odette

Two Stars:

  • Saint Pierre (P)
  • Shisen Hanten
  • Shoukouwa
  • Waku Ghin
  • Zen (N)

Michelin Guide UK and Ireland 2020 Selection

For a region that’s no stranger to fine food, this year’s UK and Ireland Michelin Guide came in with a bang. The highlights include 1 new three-star restaurant and 4 new 2-star restaurants. The Lake District was awarded with 3 new stars, while the Republic of Ireland gained 3 new one-star restaurants and 1 new two-star restaurant. Manchester was also awarded a star for the first time in over 40 years.

Sketch London nabbed 3 stars for the first time this year, and now sits alongside the best of the best in British gastronomy, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester and the Fat Duck, amongst others.

The restaurants awarded with two and three stars are listed below with respect to the specific sections of the guide. The full list can be viewed here:

Three Stars:         

London

  • Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester
  • Sketch (The Lecture Room & Library)
  • Gordan Ramsay

England

  • Fat Duck
  • Waterside Inn

Two Stars:

London

  • Kitchen Table at Bubbledogs
  • La Dame de Pic
  • Dinner by Heston Blumenthal
  • Le Gavroche
  • Greenhouse (Mayfair)
  • Hélène Darroze at The Connaught
  • Umu
  • Claude Bosi at Bibendum
  • CORE by Clare Smyth
  • Ledbury

England

  • Moor Hall
  • Midsummer House
  • L’Enclume
  • Raby Hunt
  • The Dining Room
  • Hand and Flowers
  • Restaurant Sat Bains
  • Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons
  • Restaurant Nathan Outlaw

Scotland

  • Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles

Republic of Ireland

  • Aimsir
  • Greenhouse (Dublin)
  • Patrick Guilbaud

Alongside the new Stars, the winners of the three Michelin Awards for 2020 were revealed:

  • Welcome & Service Award 2020: Team Bonwick at The Crown at Burchetts Green
  • Sommelier Award 2020: Jurica Gojevic at Adare Manor in County Limerick
  • Sustainability Award 2020: Loam in Galway.

Michelin Guide Washington, D.C. 2020 Selection

The US’s capital sees 18 restaurants awarded with one or more stars in the latest Michelin Guide. Four of these establishments are new one-star additions to the guide. The Washington, D.C. selection of restaurants is also one of the most diverse in the world, showcasing a total of 36 cuisine types amongst the 130 restaurants in the guide.

“Our inspectors are especially impressed by the range and diversity of cuisine in Washington, D.C., which reflects Washington’s culture as a global crossroads for governments and travellers,” says Gwendal Poullennec. “Of the four new one-star restaurants recognized in the 2020 guide, two are contemporary, one Middle Eastern, and one Japanese, all offering rich and unique dining experiences and high-quality cooking.”

The Inn at Little Washington led by chef Patrick O’Connell is still the only three-starred restaurant on the list, maintaining its stature from last year’s edition.

The restaurants awarded with two and three stars are listed below. The full list can be viewed here:

Three Stars:                                            

  • The Inn at Little Washington

Two Stars:

  • Minibar
  • Pineapple and Pearls 

Michelin Guide Shanghai 2020 Selection

In the latest Michelin Guide for Shanghai, an incredible 40 restaurants were awarded Michelin stars – a record high for China’s largest city. Amongst all these stars, however, Paul Pairet’s Ultraviolet still remains at the top, being the only restaurant honored with the coveted three stars.

“Paul Pairet’s cuisine has been awarded three stars for three years now and this is a testament to the open-mindedness of the Michelin guide, whose one of universal judging criteria is the personality of the chef through his plates, and also show the expertise and the ultimate sensitivity of its inspectors”, explains Gwendal Poullennec. 

Poullennec adds, “With a record number of 40 starred restaurants, representing 30% of the 2020 selection, Shanghai is confirming the development and upscaling of its gastronomic scene along the Bund, in Pudong and elsewhere in the city”, congratulates Gwendal POULLENNEC, International Director of the MICHELIN guides. “With 31 types of cuisine rewarded in the pages of the Michelin Guide Shanghai 2020, this selection also highlights the great diversity offered to gourmets, with tables that perfectly represent local cuisine and others that offer flavors from around the world. Our teams of local experts and international inspectors were also pleased to observe the attention given to the choice of ingredients, the quality of service and the richness of the wine list, all worthy of international standards.”

There are 8 restaurants who hold two Michelin stars, and the common thread among all these gastronomic greats? Refined plates that showcase exquisite produce through the chefs’ awe-inspiring culinary skill.

The restaurants awarded with two and three stars are listed below. The full list can be viewed here:

Three Stars:                                            

  • Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet

Two Stars:

  • Canton 8 (Runan Street)
  • Imperial Treasure Fine Chinese Cuisine (Huangpu)
  • Ji Pin Court
  • L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon
  • 8 ½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana
  • Taian Table
  • Xin Rong Ji (Nanyang Road)
  • YongFoo Élite

Congratulations to all the chefs and their restaurant teams for their outstanding achievement in being named as part of the latest Michelin Guides, cementing their names in the elite dining hall of fame.

 

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