It is well known that Michelin stars are the highest aspiration of all the chefs and restaurateurs of the planet.
Seeing the name of your restaurant appearing on the guide is synonymous with quality and excellence, not to mention customer feedback.
Going back a few decades, we find ourselves in Clermond-Ferrand in France, in the leading company of tire production, the founding brothers: Édouard and André Michelin, had to find a way to guide motorists during the trip, and so they have thought of a guide that contained the reviews and advice on where to eat, stay overnight etc. it is an important recognition that was and still is assigned by the inspectors, evaluating the kitchen, the location, the chef, the service, the cleaning and many other factors.
Seeing the name of your restaurant in the Michelin guide is like seeing a prize winner.
The French publication, Le Guide des Restaurants de France et du Monde (or simply translated “Michelin”) selects some of the best restaurants across all borders and certifies them with stars for excellence that they offer to gourmets without any hesitation – defines the quality!
In 1900 the first issue of the Michelin guide was published.
To appear in the guide with the prestigious symbol next to it, you need to get at least one star from the inspectors, which indicates an excellent cuisine, which can be both traditional and range in the creativity of the Chef. When the second star arrives after the first one, the restaurant reaches very high levels, at the threshold of perfection obtained with the third star, the highest recognition, the crème de la crème. In short, the main features are as follows:
very good cuisine in its category.
excellent cuisine, deserves a detour
exceptional cuisine, worth the trip
The process begins with the inspector who, sitting at the table in the restaurant, orders from the menu, opting for a culinary experience that allows the overall assessment of the work of the Chef and his whole brigade. Starting from the presentation of the dish, very important, (even the eye wants its part), to continue with the flavors of the dishes, the balance of the ingredients, the technique of preparing their quality and the ability to cook and to create a union unique and unforgettable.
Then we move on to the evaluation of the approach with the clientele, namely the professionalism of the service, the selection and the right combination of wines, the atmosphere of the room, the furnishings, the location, the quality / price ratio. leave the mark.
Each plate is evaluated according to the following parameters:
Balance between the ingredients
Creativity of the Chef
Every point on the list receives a vote, here we do not speak of stars but of, forks, ranging from 1 to 5, considering all the elements that we talked about before.
If you are a restaurateur, we can give you the advice to buy the last guide, for the new one you will have to wait until next month, November 16th, and to start examining the starred restaurants in your area, try them and try to learn. Analyzing the competition, or perhaps it is more correct to say, who made it is fundamental.
The second tip is to invest in your business, change furniture, modernize and keep up new with the times. It is better to buy an architecture book and redo the furnishings, to select the best staff you can find, travel around the world and get the best out of many different cultures. Start this research to make your restaurant one of a kind, and with dedication and perseverance the results will come.
For the new edition of the guide, the eyes are focused on the famous chef Carlo Cracco, who last year spoke because he lost a star, and he has moved his restaurant in the Vittorio Emanuele gallery in Milan. In less than a month we will find out that next to the name of its restaurant “Cracco” another star will appear, or maybe two, in order to reach the maximum prestige.
Even young people are taking their space, in one of the previous articles, we interviewed Chef Isabella Potì, who with his partner Floriano Pellegrino, also Chef, brought the restaurant “Bros” in Lecce to high levels, achieving a reputation , which at this time was among the most quoted for obtaining the first star.
Italy, in 2018, has 356 recognized stars, occupying the second place in the world after France.