The 2017 Michelin Guide to the Main Cities of Europe was revealed late yesterday evening (Central Europe Time) and covers 44 major cities in 20 European countries. A total of 497 restaurants received stars — 20 three-starred, 91 two-starred and 386 one-starred restaurants.
German chef Juan Amador’s Viennese outpost, Restaurant Amador, which relocated from Mannheim, Germany, last year, now holds two coveted stars just one year into its opening. Amador’s restaurant in Singapore, Alma by Juan Amador at Goodwood Park Hotel, received one star at the inaugural launch of the Michelin Guide Singapore last year.
Other highlights of the night include Morten Frolich Rastad and Christoffer Norton from Restaurant Domestic in Denmark.
“The board of inspectors have noticed there’s a greater focus on sustainability these days,” says Michael Ellis, international director of the Michelin Guides. Chefs want to use produce from their gardens, or work with suppliers whom they trust to deliver sustainably-sourced produce; menus change every six to eight weeks to focus on the best seasonal produce available, says Ellis.
The 36th edition of this guide also introduces 50 new Bib Gourmand awards, bringing the total number of affordable, recommended dining options without stars to 311.
For the full list of stars, check out www.michelin.com