Today, Michelin announced its 2019 stars for Germany. The latest guide from the French tire company with Champagne tastes includes five new two-star restaurants and 37 new one-star restaurants.
Bavaria puts up a strong showing in the two-star category, which includes a total of 38 restaurants this year, with three restaurants making the leap from one to two stars: Luce d’Oro located inside Schloss Elmau Luxury Spa Retreat & Cultural Hideaway; Sosein in Heroldsberg; and Alexander Herrmann by Tobias Bätz in Wirsberg. Andernach restaurant Purs, another restaurant in a luxury hotel, makes its Michelin guide debut with two stars; and Ox & Klee in Cologne rounds out the group of five newcomers. All of these restaurants serve multi-course, European menus.
Among the 37 new one-star restaurants, there’s a bit more variety, including a restaurant serving dessert tastings, CODA Dessert Dining; ticketed 12-seater Ernst; and high-end Thai restaurant Kin Dee, all in Berlin. These selections, along with the guide’s 34 other new additions, bring the total number of one-star restaurants to 261.
There are 10 restaurants with three Michelin stars, down from 11 last year (La Vie in Osnabrück, Germany closed). That makes for a grand total of 309 restaurants with stars in Germany, the country’s biggest yet. Take a look at the full guide on the Michelin site.
• Michelin [Official]