ZURICH, Oct 10 ― Michelin inspectors have given Switzerland a pair of new two-starred restaurants, cementing the country's position as the country with the most Michelin-starred restaurants per capita.
In the 2018 edition of the Michelin guide for Switzerland, a total of 118 restaurants were awarded stars, marking an increase of 40 per cent in the last decade.
New entries this year include Einstein Gourmet in St. Galle, where chefs Sebastian Zier and Moses Ceylan of Germany serve a creative cuisine that is “full of flavor in a sophisticated setting overlooking the city.”
The Taverne zum Schäfli, housed in a half-timbered house in Wigoltingen in the Canton of Thurgau, has also been awarded two stars.
Chef Christian Kuchler is lauded for his “remarkably precise cuisine,” finesse and creativity.
While the three-starred club remains unchanged (Restaurant de l'Hôtel de Ville: B. Violier in Crissier; Schauenstein in Fürstenau; and the Cheval Blanc by Peter Knogl), a total of 14 restaurants received their first star.
Here's the newest star count:
118 starred restaurants
19 restaurants, 2 new
96 restaurants, 14 new
Bib Gourmand :153 restaurants, 30 new
The Michelin guide Switzerland 2018 will be available from 13 October for 33.00 Swiss francs (RM142) in Switzerland, €29.95 in Germany and €30.80 in Austria. ― AFP-Relaxnews