Reaching For the Stars

Reaching For the Stars


Michelin Guide reveals the UK and New York results for 2014

Michelin As the most respected award in fine dining, the Michelin guide is often referred to as the Oscars of the culinary world, making or breaking restaurants with the attribution or removal of its prized stars. For the UK and New York, the judgements are in for 2014’s biggest culinary players. The UK’s most buzzed about results involve celebrity “Willy Wonka” chef, Heston Blumenthal. Dinner, the restaurant he opened in 2011, has already received its second Michelin star whilst his famed Fat Duck restaurant retained its top ranking of three stars. Just three other UK restaurants hold the precious trio of stars, including the Waterside Inn, Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester and Restaurant Gordon Ramsay. On top of these four foodie must-tries, the UK restaurant scene now has a total of 138 one-star and 21 two-star restaurants.

Some of the world’s biggest cities are still waiting the results from their respective mystery Michelin inspectors, but on the opposite side of the Atlantic, New York has also announced its culinary conquerers. Just five restaurants in the Big Apple hold a two-star ranking while fifty-five boast an admirable one star. The seven three-star restaurants are the same as last year, including Chef’s Table at Brooklyn,?Per Se, Daniel and Eleven Madison Park.