The Michelin Guide to Germany 2018 has been released with the big news that there is now a new three star restaurant and four new two stars.
Atelier in Munich, helmed by chef Jan Hartwig, formerly of Sven Elverfeld's three-Michelin-star Aqua restaurant in Wolfsburg, jumps from two to three stars, meaning Germany now has 11 three-Michelin-starred restaurants in total. Hartwig has been at Atelier in the Hotel Bayerischer since 2014, winning a first star shortly after and a second in 2015.
Joining the two-Michelin-star club are Courtier, Keilings, Schwarzenstein Nils Henkel, and Wald & Schlosshotel Friedrichsruhe - Gourmet restaurant "Le Cerf", taking the two star total to 39, while 29 restaurants gained their first star.
Now a three-Michelin-star restaurant, Noma has changed, but not necessarily on the plate. According to Kenneth Foong, it's all about the way the team works, which is closer to a tech company than a traditional restaurant. Read our exclusive interview with Noma's head chef.