Michelin Guide Hong Kong 2018 has just released. Eight new entrants for one star restaurants. Congrats!
The results for Michelin guide Hong Kong and Macau 2018 was just released. Eight new entrants in the one star category and all previous three-starred restaurants maintaining their stars.
Lacrucci has witnessed several restaurants in Hong Kong starting from shop search, fitting-out, operation till getting the award of Michelin starred restaurants. It is not easy though. But it’s the path any passionate chefs would like to go through!
Background of Michelin Guide
Michelin Guides are a series of guide books published by the French tire company called Michelin in early 19th century. The section of restaurant introduction in the guide book started to be popular soon after.
In 1926, the guide began to award stars for fine dining establishments. Initially, there was only a single star awarded. Then, in 1931, the hierarchy of zero, one, two, and three stars was introduced. Finally, in 1936, the criteria for the starred rankings were published.
- : “A very good restaurant in its category”
- : “Excellent cooking, worth a detour”
- : “Exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey”
History of Michelin Guide – HK Edition
The Michelin Guide Hong Kong edition was started in 2009. Hong Kong is the second city to receive the Michelin guide after Tokyo of Japan in 2008.
Michelin star is regarded as a recognition to restaurants.
Does the Michelin star really matter? Many chefs say “yes” as it will bring in more foodie customers who are chasing after the starred restaurants.
But the Michelin’s award might become a curse when it is the reason by some Hong Kong Landlords to increase rents. I would look weird but it has happened before in Hong Kong.
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