Nine German restaurants in Germany kept the top-honour of three-star status, a number which is surpassed only by France within Europe.
The new 2010 edition, which also celebrates the famous hospitality guide’s 100th anniversary in Germany, shows the “excellent position of Germany’s top gastronomy in Europe,” chef Martin Herrmann of the Le Pavillon hotel in Bad Peterstal-Griesbach said. His restaurant received a second star this year to join 17 other two-star establishments.
The number of Michelin-starred restaurants in the country rose to 225 with the new awards – nine more than in 2009.
Fourteen restaurants were removed from the list mainly due to the economic crisis, which forced several previously honoured kitchens to close their doors.
Two of the newly starred restaurants have female chefs, bringing the number of honoured women to eight in Germany.
The highest number of restaurants honoured this year are in Berlin and Hamburg, followed by Munich.
Originating in France in the early 20th century, the red “Michelin Guide” rates exceptional restaurants in more than a dozen countries with one to three stars, using the three-star rating sparingly.
Here is a list of the newly honoured restaurants:
2 Michelin stars:
Le Pavillon, Peterstal-Griesbach
1 Michelin star:
Die Quadriga, Berlin
La Terrasse, Bremen
Wilder Ritter, Durbach
Nero, Restaurant Nesselrode, Essen
Villa Leonhart, Königswinter
Schloss Elmau, Luce d’Oro, Elmau
Maus im Mollers, Mainz
Schweiger2 im Showroom, Munich
Coquille St. Jacques, Neuwied
Meyers Keller, Nördlingen
Villa Mittermeier, Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Le Noir, Saarbrücken
Sendig, Bad Schandau
Alte Feuerwache, Würsele