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The Michelin Guide to Switzerland 2019 has been released and includes 23 more restaurants than last year, including two new, two-star restaurants.
Focus in Vitznau with head chef Patrick Mahler and Pavillon in Zurich under the leadership of Laurent Eperon both join the two-star club, taking the total number of addresses listed in the category up to 20.
There are 21 new one-star restaurants, including one surprise addition, l’Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne, the first time in the country that a culinary and hotel school restaurant has received such an accolade, taking the category total up to 105.
Cheval Blanc (Basel) by Peter Knogl, Andreas Caminada at Schloss–Schauenstein (Fürstenau) and Franck Giovannini Restaurant de l'Hôtel de Ville (Crissier) remain the only 3 Michelin star restaurants in the country.
Switzerland now has a new record total of 128 starred restaurants. "The number of stars this year is proof of the high level and overall quality of Swiss gastronomy," said Gwendal Poullennec, international director of the Michelin Guides during the award ceremony today. "Our inspectors were very pleased to discover, and are very happy to share with our readers, an impressive variety of culinary styles, ranging from classic to modern and from Mediterranean to Asian cuisine."