It’s Michelin season, and the onslaught of stars continues: Today, the guidebook publisher announced its 2017 restaurant ratings for Germany.
There were no shakeups at the top of the field this year, as Fine Dining Lovers reports: All 10 of Germany’s three-star restaurants (“exceptional cuisine, worth a journey”) from last year maintained their status, and there were no new additions to this upper echelon of rankings.
Plenty of new establishments joined the pack this year, however: There are three new two-star restaurants — including Berlin’s Rutz, which under chef Marco Müller has held one star since 2008 — and 28 new one-stars, for a total of 292 establishments in the 2017 guide.
The capital city of Berlin is considered by many the gastronomic capital of Germany, and while it’s now home to a whopping 25 Michelin-starred restaurants, none of them hold the top three-star ranking. Conversely, the tiny town of Baiersbronn, located approximately 500 miles to the southwest, has two three-star restaurants — and a population of approximately 16,000 people.
Last year marked Michelin’s 50th year of awarding stars in Germany.
Scope out the full list of 2017 Michelin stars for Germany, below:
• Michelin Stars for Germany 2017 - The Full List [Fine Dining Lovers]
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