News for the Hospitality Executive
The MICHELIN Guide New York City 2009 Gives 3 Stars
Four Restaurants, 7 Restaurants Receive 2 Stars
|NEW YORK, Oct. 6, 2008 - Michelin today released its selection
of recommended hotels and restaurants in the MICHELIN guide New York City
2009. The new edition contains more than 80 new establishments and features
617 establishments in all, a number that includes 563 restaurants -- representing
50 types of cuisine -- and 54 Manhattan hotels.
Among the new Michelin stars awarded this year:
-- Masa joins Jean-Georges, Le Bernardin and Per Se as a Michelin three-star
The MICHELIN guide New York City 2009 features the Bib Gourmand category,
which indicates Michelin inspectors' favorites for good value. This year's
Bib Gourmands include 58 restaurants that serve a menu with two dishes
and a glass of wine or dessert for $40 or less. The restaurants awarded
this distinction can be identified by a red pictogram depicting the head
of Bibendum(R), the Michelin Man.
As a result, nearly 24 percent of the MICHELIN guide New York City selection is comprised of highly affordable restaurants. While the MICHELIN guide is known around the word for its stars, these restaurants only account for just 10 percent of the selection. With more than one million copies sold in approximately 100 countries, the MICHELIN guide has always built its success on the diversity of its selection and especially on small establishments offering a high-quality dining experience at an affordable price, of which the best are included in the "Our inspectors' favorites for good value" category. Moreover, inclusion in the MICHELIN guide is, in itself, synonymous with quality, since only the best establishments in each comfort and price category are selected.
Also new for 2009, consumers will have the option to access the North American MICHELIN guide selections on their mobile phones through a licensing agreement with mobile content provider UBI UBI. The content for all four U.S. MICHELIN guides, which include New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas, will be available by subscription beginning in October 2008. For more information, please visit www.ubiubi.mobi .
The MICHELIN guide New York City 2009 includes a total of 42 "starred" restaurants, of which four have received three Michelin stars, seven restaurants with two Michelin stars and 31 with one Michelin star. To ensure a consistent selection, the same five criteria are used for awarding Michelin stars in all countries: product quality, preparation and flavors, the cuisine's personality, value for money and consistency.
One Michelin star means a very good cuisine in its category.The presentation of each hotel and restaurant in the MICHELIN guide New York City 2009 includes a description of the atmosphere, interior decoration, chef's background, etc. These descriptions are intended solely to provide readers with additional information about the establishment.
Present in North America since late 2005, the MICHELIN guide has four
city editions: the MICHELIN guide New York City, the MICHELIN guide San
Francisco, Bay Area & the Wine Country, the MICHELIN guide Los Angeles
and the MICHELIN guide Las Vegas.
Thanks to a rigorous 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.
The first guide in the 2009 collection to be released, the new MICHELIN guide New York City 2009, goes on sale on Tues., Oct. 7 for $16.95. Langenscheidt Publishing Group, premier publisher of map, travel, and language brands, is the exclusive U.S. distributor of Michelin Maps and Guides. For more information, please visit www.langenscheidt.com/michelin.
For more than a century, MICHELIN guides have helped travelers enjoy
better mobility by offering qualified restaurant and hotel recommendations
throughout Europe. Now representing 22 countries and three continents,
the collection of 26 MICHELIN guides includes more than 45,000 addresses.
Its team of highly trained inspectors visits establishments anonymously,
applying Michelin's international standards for quality across many categories.
In North America, the company has introduced MICHELIN guides for New York
City and San Francisco, Bay Area & Wine Country, Los Angeles and Las
Vegas. Michelin has also announced that it will introduce the MICHELIN
guide to Hong Kong and Macao in December. For more information, visit www.michelinguide.com.
|Also See:||The 2008 Mobil Five-Stars Awarded to 41 Hotels and 17 Restaurants; Also 125 Hotels and 149 Restaurants Win Four-Star Award / January 2008|
|The 2007 Mobil Five-Stars Awarded to 37 Hotels and 16 Restaurants; Also 117 Hotels and 145 Restaurants Win Four-Star Award / November 2006|