French Michelin Guide 2016: New stars for Alain Ducasse and Gordon Ramsay

01 February 2016 by
French Michelin Guide 2016: New stars for Alain Ducasse and Gordon Ramsay

The new stars were revealed this morning (Monday) via Twitter on the , and in person at a press conference by Michelin executive committee member Claire Dorland Clauzel, which began with a minute's silence to honour the recent death of French-born chef BenoÁ®t Violier aged 44, of Swiss restaurant L'Hotel de Ville at Crissier.

As well as the two new three-stars, there were also 10 new two-stars, including La Grande Maison - JoÁ«l Robuchon in Bordeaux, Paloma by Nicolas Decherchi in Mougins, and Histoires by Mathieu Pacaud in Paris.

The guide also revealed 42 new one-stars, featuring restaurants from across the country. Alongside Le Pressoir d'Argent - Gordon Ramsay in Bordeaux, the new one-star list included Hexagone, Saturne, Neige d'Été and La Table du 11 in Paris; Le ChÁ¢teau de Sable in Britanny; La Table des Merville in Castanet-Tolosan; Le Favre d'Anne in Angers; and La Renaissance in Argentan, Normandy. There was also a new star for I Salti, in Belgodère in Corsica.

This is not the first French star for Ramsay: he also has one for his Gordon Ramsay au Trianon site.

Commenting on the new list, the Michelin website called the French guide "immutable" and said that it sought to "show the attachment of the guide to all those who, through their food, make the daily gastronomic scene so vibrant".

It also noted that five new sites in Paris had reached the two-star level, stating: "[Two stars] is proof of the power of the attraction of the capital, which holds its own in the gastronomic battle for which the biggest metropolitan centres of the planet are fighting."

The announcement concluded: "Lastly, this work is merely a reflection of a France where, come hell or high water, we cook as we breathe - passionately, viscerally…and where the [dining] table is an incomparable site of exchange."


Three stars

Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée, 8th arrondissement, Paris

Le Cinq (Christian Le Squer), 8th arrondissement, Paris

Two stars

La Grande Maison - JoÁ«l Robuchon, Bordeaux

JY'S (Jean-Yves Schillinger), Colmar

1920 (Julien Gatillon), Megève

Paloma (Nicolas Decherchi), Mougins

Sylvestre (Sylvestre Wahid), 7th arrondissement, Paris

Le Gabriel (Jérôme Banctel), 8th arrondissement, Paris

Le Grand Restaurant - Jean-FranÁ§ois Piège, 8th arrondissement, Paris

L'Abeille (Christophe Moret), 16th arrondissement, Paris

Histoires (Mathieu Pacaud), 16th arrondissement, Paris

Villa René Lalique (Jean-Georges Klein), Wingen-sur-Moder

One star


L'Arnsbourg, Baerenthal

Au Crocodile, Strasbourg


Dyades, Massignac

Les Belles Perdrix Á Troplong-Mondot, St-Émilion

Le Pressoir d'Argent - Gordon Ramsay, Bordeaux


L'Esquisse, Annecy

1217 (ChÁ¢teau de Bagnols), Bagnols

Le Passe-Temps, Lyon

PRaiRiaL, Lyon

Le Refuge des Gourmets, Machilly

Le Clocher des Pères, St-Martin-sur-la-Chambre

RaphaÁ«l Vionnet, Thonon-les-Bains

Le P'tit Polype (au Chalet Mounier), Venosc - Les Deux-Alpes


Le Carmin, Beaune

La Maison des Cariatides, Dijon


Les Trois Rochers, Sainte-Marine/Bénodet

La Gouesnière (Maison Tirel Guérin), La Gouesnière

Le ChÁ¢teau de Sable, Porspoder

Allium, Quimper

Rackham, Roscoff


I Salti, Belgodère


Jérôme Nutile (Le Mas de Boudan), NÁ®mes

PY-R, Toulouse

La Table des Merville, Toulouse/Castanet-Tolosan


Saturne, 2nd arrondissement, Paris

Nakatani, 7th arrondissement, Paris

Lucas Carton, 8th arrondissement, Paris

Neige d'Été, 15th arrondissement, Paris

Hexagone, 16th arrondissement, Paris

Pages Paris, 16th arrondissement, Paris

La Table du 11, Versailles


La Table (Hôtel Clarance), Lille

La Grignotière, Raismes/Valenciennes


La Renaissance, Argentan

Initial, Caen

Manoir de Rétival, Caudebec-en-Caux


Le Favre d'Anne, Angers


La Passagère, Juan-les-Pins

Jan, Nice

Pèir, Gordes

Faventia, Tourrettes

Le CloÁ®tre, Forcalquier/Mane

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