Michelin Releases 2011 Restaurant Guide for France

February 28, 2011 By:Mary Winston Nicklin

Le Meurice, ParisThe foodie world is still reeling with today's news: the 2011 Michelin Guide for France contains no new three-star restaurants. But though the star-filled galaxy appears to be shrinking, another category of restos is expanding quickly: the Bib Gourmand restaurants, or those which offer a good value. (At these eateries, a full meal costs than €35 (US$48) in Paris and €29 (US$40) in the rest of France.) No doubt these new guide listings reflect the trend among diners to seek out more value-oriented dining options. And there are a slew of stellar, bistronomique restaurants in Paris where multi-course meals can be had without breaking the bank.

Note: The new two-star restaurants in Paris are some of the hottest meal tickets in town: Jean-François Piège at L’Hôtel Thoumieux, L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon-Étoile, and Passage 53.

Pictured: The Michelin three-starred restaurant at Le Meurice in Paris.


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