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New French stars from Michelin

24 February 2006

Michelin released its Red Guide to France this week, announcing one new three-star award, six new two-star restaurants and 50 new one-star eateries.

The coveted new three-star award went to Olivier Roellinger at the Maison de Bricourt in Cancale, Brittany.

Restaurants winning two stars included Le Château de Beaulieu in Bethune, La Bastide de Capelongue in Bonnieux and Lucas Carton's new eaterie, Senderens. La Table de Joël Robuchon in Paris also won two stars.

New one-star eateries included Joël Robuchon Monte-Carlo, Benoit in Paris and Gaya Rive Gauche par Pierre Gagnaire, also in the French capital.

Not all were so lucky, however, with the once-three-starred Tour d'Argent in Paris dropping from last year's two stars to one.

Those who lost their only star included Bath's in Paris's eighth arrondissement, Les Muses in the ninth, and Le Pastel in Toulouse.

The Red Guide to France now also features 481 Bib Gourmand awards, 65 of which are new this year.

See next week's Caterer for more in-depth results and analysis:

Michelin 2006 …additions

Three stars:

Maisons de Bricourt, Cancale

Two stars:

Le Château de Beaulieu, Béthune/Busnes
(Gains two stars after moving from Béthune-centre)
La Bastide de Capelongue, Bonnieux
(Gains two stars after moving from Lourmarin)
Flocons de Sel, Megève
Senderens, Paris 8th arrondissement
(Gains two stars in his new restaurants)
La Table de Joël Robuchon, Paris 16th arrondissement
Chez Ruffet, Pau/Jurançon

…deletions

Three stars:

Lucas Carton, Paris 8th arrondissement
(Becomes Senderens, gains two stars)

Two stars:

Meurin et Résidence Kitchener, Béthune
(Moves to the Château de Beaulieu, Busnes and gains two stars)
Le Moulin de Lourmarin, Lourmarin
(Management moves to La Bastide de Capelongue in Bonnieux and gains two stars)

From two stars to one:

Domaine des Hauts de Loire, Onzain
Tour d'Argent, Paris 5th arrondissement
Leï Mouscardins, St-Tropez

By Jessica Gunn

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