What is it about Michelin Stars?
The term “Michelin Star” is a hallmark of fine dining quality and restaurants around the world proudly promote their Michelin Star status. The Michelin stars command a worldwide reputation, thanks to the stringent audits by the Michelin Inspectors who make anonymous visits to inspect the quality of cuisine offered to the everyday customer. The visits are also supplemented by comprehensive monitoring of information and the feedback is taken into consideration.
The Michelin Distinctions for good cuisine –
The famous one, two, three stars identify establishments serving highest quality cuisine taking into consideration the quality of ingredients, the mastery of techniques and flavours, the levels of creativity and of course consistency.
3 Stars- Exceptional cuisine worth a special journey.
2 stars- Excellent cuisine worth a detour.
1 star- High-quality cooking, worth a stop.
History of Michelin Star –
The company was founded by Edouard and Andre Michelin who published the first Michelin guide in 1990 to provide motorists with useful information about where they could service and repair their cars as well as find a quality meal. In 1926, the star rating system was introduced whereby outstanding establishments are awarded for excellence in cuisine. Each time a reviewer goes to a restaurant, they write a thorough memorandum about their experience and then all of the reviewers come together to discuss and decide on which restaurants will be awarded the stars. Michelin does not use any consumer reviews in making its restaurant determinations. Michelin also awards a “bib gourmand” for quality food at a value price. In New York, that would be two courses plus wine or dessert for $40 or less, excluding tax and tip.
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