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Michelin Announces 2019 Stars for Switzerland

There are two new two-star restaurants this year

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A dish at Focus
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Michelin’s annual rollout of its continent-spanning dining guides isn’t over just yet. This week, the French tire company announced its 2019 guide to Switzerland. The guide this year is bigger than ever before, with new two-star restaurants and 21 new one-star restaurants on the list, bringing the total to 128 starred restaurants.

Focus in Vitznau, Switzerland, a town on Lake Lucerne, reappeared on the list with two stars in 2019. The fine dining restaurant at the Park Hotel had held two stars under chef Nenad Mlinarevic since 2014, but was left out of the guide in 2018. Now under chef Patrick Mahler, the restaurant has seemingly returned to its former standard. Pavillon, a French restaurant at Zurich’s Baur au Lac hotel, earned a second star, up from one star last year.

The group of 21 new one-star restaurants includes European selections from across the country, but Zurich sees the biggest bump in its stars with three new one-star restaurants: mediterranean restaurant Gustav, Italian restaurant Ornellaia, and Swiss option 20/20 by Mövenpick. Le Berceau des Sens, the restaurant at L’École Hôtelière in Lausanne also gets a star, making it the first time Michelin has honored a hotel school restaurant in the country.

Switzerland now has 105 one-star restaurants, 20 two-star restaurants, and three three-star restaurants. Click through for the full list of Switzerland’s Michelin stars courtesy of food writer Elizabeth Auerbach.

MICHELIN Guide Switzerland 2019 Selection [Michelin]
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