Michelin Guide New York 2012 Press Releases

Posted on: November 19th, 2011 by Simon Carter & Daniel Darwood

October 4th 2011 – In the latest edition of the MICHELIN guide – the MICHELIN guide New York City 2012 – Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare and Eleven Madison Park have joined five other New York restaurants at the Michelin three-star level, the highest recognition in the culinary world. In addition, 9 restaurants have achieved two Michelin stars – including new restaurants L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon and SHO Shaun Hergatt. 46 restaurants earned one Michelin star.

Only 98 restaurants in the world currently hold three stars. Of them, 7 are in New York City. While “starred” restaurants have made the MICHELIN guide famous around the world, they account for just 10 percent of the total selection.

Being included in the MICHELIN guide is a sign of excellence and quality. In fact, 805 restaurants were selected for inclusion this year. Among them, MICHELIN inspectors included 16 different types of cuisine. The MICHELIN guide New York City 2012 has also added a new symbol ä indicating those restaurants serving breakfast.

Last week, Michelin announced the list of 114 Bib Gourmand restaurants from the latest New York edition. Bib Gourmands serve two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for $40 or less (tax and gratuity not included). Bib Gourmands are known as our Inspector’s favorites for good value and deliver everyday excellence at a reasonable price. There were 31 new Bib Gourmand selections in the 2012 guide.

In the U.S., New York is one of only three cities where Michelin publishes a guide annually. The others are San Francisco and Chicago. The MICHELIN guide San Francisco 2012, the city’s sixth edition, will be introduced Oct. 24 and the MICHELIN guide Chicago 2012 will be announced on Nov. 15.

Michelin has done as much to enhance mobility as any company in the world. The company patented the pneumatic, or air-filled, automobile tire in the late 1800s. This was a milestone moment in mobility; it permitted automobile owners to travel at great length in a single journey. Then, in an effort to prompt travelers to enjoy their newfound mobility, the company created guides – and detailed maps – to steer travelers on their way.

Now representing 23 countries and three continents, the collection of 27 MICHELIN guides includes more than 45,000 addresses. Thanks to the rigorous MICHELIN guide selection process that is applied independently and consistently around the world, the MICHELIN guide has become an international benchmark in gourmet dining. The selection is made by anonymous, professional inspectors who are Michelin employees and is based on the same working methods in all countries. They pay all their bills in full. To find out more about the MICHELIN guide inspectors and the history of the MICHELIN guide, visit: www.famouslyanonymous.com

Present in North America since late 2005, the MICHELIN guide New York City 2012 goes on sale Wed., Oct. 5 2011 at $18.99.

29th September 2011 -Michelin Guide New York City Bib Gourmands list swells to 114 restaurants for 2012.

Though the full selection of the MICHELIN Guide New York City 2012 won’t be available for another week, Michelin announced today that 114 New York City restaurants have been included in the 2012 “Bib Gourmand” category. Bib Gourmand selections are restaurants serving two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for $40 or less (tax and gratuity not included).

While the Michelin stars remain the most celebrated designation in the MICHELIN Guide, Bib Gourmand is a highly desired distinction among restaurateurs. In fact, the goal of inspectors is to provide comprehensive choices to accommodate the readers’ comfort, tastes and budget. Introduced in 1997, the Bib Gourmand symbol depicts the head of the Michelin Man, which indicates an inspector’s favorites for good value.

To celebrate its seventh year in New York, readers can start enjoying the MICHELIN Guide Bib Gourmands in advance of the Oct. 6 on-sale date. Michelin inspectors share insights from their many inspections via Twitter at @MichelinGuideNY. For more information on the Michelin inspectors and their methodology, please visit www.MichelinGuide.com.

Enhancing mobility is not only the mission of the Michelin Group but also of the MICHELIN Guide, which was created to assist travellers – and motorists in particular – by making their journeys more enjoyable. Now representing 23 countries and three continents, the collection of 27 MICHELIN Guides includes more than 45,000 addresses. In North America, MICHELIN Guides are available for New York City, Chicago, and the San Francisco Bay Area & Wine Country. For more information, visit www.michelinguide.com.