The Michelin Guide has announced its stars for Tokyo 2021, the most-starred city in the world, with two new restaurants with three stars, two with two stars, and 18 restaurants earning their first Michelin stars.
One of those new three-star restaurants, Sazenka, led by chef Tomoya Kawada, is the first Chinese restaurant in the city to receive the accolade; while the other three-star restaurant is L’Effervescence, a French restaurant that received two stars in 2015. Tokyo can now boast 12 three-star restaurants.
The number of two-star restaurants in Tokyo rises to 42, while the number of one-star restaurants rises to 158. Michelin also handed out six green stars for sustainability, including one to the new three-star L’Effervescence.
Staff shortages are hitting the hospitality sector hard, prompting some restaurants to look outside the industry to train those without restaurant experience for life in the kitchen. Andrew Friedman finds out more.
The Michelin Guide has published its listing for Washington D.C., with one new two-star and four new one-star restaurants. The Inn at Little Washington is the capital's only three-star restaurant. Take a look.
There are two main criteria to qualify for a Bib Gourmand - the food must be delicious, and it must cost less than a set amount for three courses. A Bib Gourmand restaurant offers comforting favourites at their very best.