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Michelin Announces 2012 Stars For Switzerland

Michelin announced its 2012 stars for Switzerland, and awarded two new second stars, to Floris in Anières and Mesa in Zurich, as well as 11 new first stars. (They held steady on three star restaurants with two total.)

Anyway, that means it's time for some made up Michelin records: Congratulations, Switzerland: you are now "among the European countries with the most Michelin stars per capita" with 96 stars total. Also, Zurich, Switzerland's largest city, has two two-star restaurants for the first time ever. Here's the press release:

MICHELIN Guide Switzerland 2012

More “starred” restaurants featured in the new edition

The Swiss fine dining scene continues to improve. The MICHELIN Guide Switzerland 2012 has awarded a second star to two restaurants and a first star to 11 others. The selection, made by independent Michelin inspectors who work anonymously, attests to the high level of gourmet dining found throughout the country, from Geneva to Basel and from Lugano to Saint Gallen. With 96 “starred” restaurants, Switzerland is among the European countries with the most Michelin stars per capita. The MICHELIN Guide Switzerland 2012 will go on sale on November 17, 2011.

In addition, a record number of restaurants were awarded the Bib Gourmand label – 87 in all – of which 16 for the first time. The distinction is awarded to restaurants that deliver especially good value for money.

A total of 1,728 establishments in all price categories
The 520-page guide features 864 hotels and 864 restaurants hotels across all comfort and price categories, extending from simple, well-run guesthouses to traditional Grand Hotels and resorts with spa and sport facilities, and from small country inns to gourmet restaurants. Thanks to its broad selection, the MICHELIN guide is the ideal companion for business and leisure travelers alike.

18 two-star restaurants in all
The new guide features two three-star restaurants, the same as in the previous year's edition. However, the number of two-star restaurants has increased to 18, a new record. Two restaurants were awarded their second star in the new guide: Floris in Anières (Canton of Geneva) and Mesa in Zurich, which received its first star in 2009. This marks the first time that Switzerland’s largest city has had two two-star restaurants. The Michelin inspectors awarded one star to 76 restaurants, with two others designated Rising Stars, putting them in line for a possible first star.

The MICHELIN Guide Switzerland 2012 will go on sale for 33 Swiss francs (€24.95 in Germany and €25.70 in Austria).

Three Stars
Schauenstein
Philippe Rochat

Two Stars
Le Floris
Domaine de Châteauvieux
Bumanns Chesa Pirani
Homann's Restaurant
Georges Wenger
Lampart's
Adelboden
Ecco
Le Cerf
Anne-Sophie Pic
Le Pont de Brent
Denis Martin
Didier de Courten
Petermann's Kunststuben
Wirtschaft zum Wiesengrund
Mesa
The Restaurant

One Star
Ryokan Hasenberg – Usagiyama
Gasthaus Zum Gupf
Meridiano
Schöngrün
Wein & Sein
Osteria Tre
Emmenhof
Chesery
Prado
Gourmetstübli
mille-privé – Urs Messerli
Moospinte
Sonne
Du Cerf
Löwen
Viva
Les Quatre Saisons
Stucki
Schatzmann
Park-Hotel Sonnenhof
Le Pérolles/P.-A. Ayer
Des Trois Tours
Buffet de la Gare des Eaux-Vives
Le Chat Botté
Rasoi by Vineet
Vertig'O
Auberge du Lion d'Or
Le Cigalon
La Vetta
Paradies – La Bellezza
Walserhof
Kronenstübli
Cà d’Oro
Rössli – Jägerstübli
Jasper
Adler
Annex
Au Bocca
Aebstetube
Schlüssel – Nidbergstube
Segreto N
KunstHof
Rheinhotel Fischerzunft
Zur Säge
Traube
Zum Alten Stephan – Zaugg's Zunftstube
Attisholz – le feu
Markus Gass zum Adler
Taverne zum Schäfli
Seven
Orico
Arté
Conca Bella
La Table d'Edgard
Le Trianon
L'Ermitage
Les Saisons
Le Montagne
Auberge de la Veveyse
Auberge de l'Onde – La Rôtisserie
L'Ermitage
c21
Hostellerie du Pas de l'Ours
Panorama
Waldhotel Fletschhorn
La Table d'Adrien
Auberge de Vouvry
Capri
Sternen
La Passion
Sihlhalden
Sternen-Badstube
Il Casale
Münsterhof
Rigiblick – Spice
Sein

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