The 2011 Michelin Guide to France is out, and for the first time in the history of the country, Bib Gourmand restaurants outnumber those that earned stars. 601 restaurants earned a Bib Gourmand, which honors restaurants in which a full meal costs less than €35 (US$48) in Paris and €29 (US$40) in the rest of France. 117 of those are new to the guide
571 restaurants earned stars, including five that gained a second star and 46 that gained their first. Michel Trama in Puymirol dropped from three stars to two. France now boasts 25 three-star, 76 two-star, and 470 one-star restaurants.
· The Michelin Guide France 2011 Feature the Largest Number of Bib Gourmand Restaurants Ever [Michelin]
· Paris Restaurants Gain in Michelin as Value Comes to Fore [Bloomberg]
· All Michelin Coverage on Eater [-E-]