Michelin has announced this year's stars for the Main Cities of Europe, which includes results from some of their other guides and also cities that don't have a guide. The big news this year comes from Athens, Greece where chef/owners Georgianna Hiliadeki and Nikos Roussos' Funky Gourmet have earned two stars for the "immeasurable thought, creativity and above all the taste which matches the playfulness" at the restaurant.
Other new restaurants were added in the one star category. In Copenhagen, three new one-stars were added: Marchal, Clou, and Studio at the Standard. Proprietor Claus Meyer tweeted: "When we opened Studio I told Torsten: Now it's your time to shine. But a #michelinstar after just 4 months is almost unbelievable @tvenspire" and chef Torsten Vildgaard celebrated: "We got a Michelin star!!!!!" Noma once again remains at two stars.
Chef & Sommelier and Ask are the two new one-stars in Helsinki. They join other new one-stars like Ylajali and Fauna in Oslo and Stockholm's Oaxen Krog Stockholm and Bhoga in Gothenburg. Vienna has four new one-stars: Tian, Konstantin Filippou, Edvard, and Vincent. In Budapest, Borkonyha Winekitchen has earned a star.
There was also some movement this year, with Operakällaren in Stockholm regaining its star and Chez Dominique in Helsinki losing both of its stars after closing. Copenhagen's Starvefood points out that four Cophenhagen restaurants have lost their Bib Gourmand. None of the cities unique to the Main Cities of Europe guide have a new three-star restaurant. This year there are a grand total of 349 one-stars, 81 two-stars, 15 three-stars, and 279 Bib Gourmands.
Elizabeth on Food reports that Michelin revealed its plans to will release a Nordic Guide in 2015 at today's press event in Stockholm. Below, the full list of winners and the press release:
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