After last weeks Michelin debacle in which someone released the UK michelin guide results a week early on the company's website - the restaurant guide seems to have just about kept the results under wraps for today's New York City guide announcements.
The big news from the guide is that NYC now has nine new one Michelin starred restaurants, which include - Cafe China, Blanca, Aquavit, 15 East, Hakkasan, Jungsik, Lan Sheng, The NoMad and Torrisi Italian Specialties.
There were no new three star restaurant announcements but New York's existing three star establishments all kept their ratings. There was one new entry in the two star division as the small 18-seater Atera—run by chef Mathew Lightner - received it's second star - taking the city's two star options up to seven restaurants in total.
52 restaurants all together received one star rating and 895 restaurants throughout the city got a mention in the 2013 guide - up from 805 in 2012.
The results of today's new guide are not going to cause any controversy, only four restaurants had stars removed and the two and three star ratings remained unchanged from 2012. However, the big news seems to be the large number of new restaurants to make the list, the growing trend for high quality cuisine in New York and the vast mixture of foods and cultures represented in the guide - a total of 61 different kinds of cuisine are mentioned from Japanese to Greek, classic French to Turkish. It certainly seems that once again the Big Apple has cemented it's reputation as an exciting culinary city with a cultural diversity that it shows off proudly on the plate.
Chef's Table at Brooklyn Fare
Eleven Madison Park
Gordon Ramsay at the London
A Voce Columbus
A Voce Madison
Danny Brown Wine Bar & Kitchen
Gotham Bar and Grill
Sushi of Gari
Torrisi Italian Specialties