France’s 2017 Michelin Stars Are Here

February 9, 2017

A whopping 57 new restaurants earned their first accolade in the prestigious guide

Tire company-turned prestigious restaurant guidebook purveyor Michelin just dropped its 2017 edition for France, and it’s a record-setter: The country now has 616 restaurants that hold at least one Michelin star, thanks to the 57 brand-new entries christened this year.

Only one new restaurant, Cheval Blanc, made the vaulted leap into the three-star category for 2017 — its chef Yannick Alleno already holds three Michelin stars for his Paris restaurant Pavillon Ledoyen, placing him in the esteemed group of “Six Star Chefs” — company that includes