The Michelin Guide for Switzerland 2014 has been released with the country gaining a new two-starred establishment with Focus restaurant at the Park Hotel in Vitznau. The restaurant, which was reopened in 2013 after extensive refurbishment, falls into the rare category of entering the guide at a two-star rating.
The country's three-star ratings remain the same with Schloss Schauenstein by chef Andreas Caminada and the Hôtel de Ville restaurant by chefBenoît Violier both retaining their rating.
15 restaurants entered the guide with a one-star rating. The country now boasts two three-star restaurants, 19 two-stars, and 89 one-star venues.
Following the trend of awarding more and more stars every year, Michelin awarded Switzerland more stars than it has ever had, pointing out that in four years the country's star count has risen by 30%.
Here's a list of new restaurants to gain stars including the existing three-star venues in the Michelin Guide for Switzerland 2014.
Three-Star Restaurants Schloss Schauenstein
Hôtel de Ville
Two-Star Restaurants Focus - Vitznau
One-Star Restaurants Sommet - Gstaad
Bayview - Geneve
il Lago - Geneve
Le Flacon - Geneve
Vivanda - Brail
Amrein's Seehofstubli - Davos
Walserhof - Walserstube - Klosters
Da Vittorio - Sankt Moritz
Funkes Obstgarten - Gourmetstubli - Freienbach
Nocturne - Kreuzlingen
Locanda Barbarossa - Ascona
After Seven - Zermatt
Pearl - Winterthur
Mesa - Zurich
Pavillon - Zurich
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