Of the 41 new 1-star restaurants in France, six are located in Brittany: La Table d’Asten in Binic (22), L’Embrun in Brest, Le Saison in Saint-Grégoire (35), Le Gavrinis in Baden (56 ) , Springs in Lorient (56) and La Tête en l’Air in Vannes. Six restaurants and as many chefs at the helm: Samuel Selosse (La Table d’Asten), Guillaume Pape (L’Embrun), Ronan Kervarrec (The Season)Luca Marteddu (Le Gavrinis), Nicolas Le Tirrand (Sources) and Clément Raby (La Tête en l’air).
On the Breton Michelin map, seven establishments have lost their star: Terre Mer in Auray (56), Le M in Brest, La Maison Tirel Guérin in La Gouesnière (35), L’Amphitryon in Lorient, La Ville blanche in Rospez (22 ), Aquamarine in Tréguier (22) and Le Roscanvec in Vannes. Today, 35 Breton restaurants have a star.
In France, only two new establishments have obtained three stars: La Villa Madie in Cassis (Bouches-du-Rhône) directed by Dimitri and Marielle Droisneau, and Plénitude – Cheval Blanc, in Paris, with chef Arnaud Donckele, already three stars in The Vague d’Or in Saint-Tropez (Var). In Brittany, no new restaurant has received a second star. Les Glazicks, in Plomodiern (29), and Le Coquillage, in Saint-Méloir-des-Ondes (35), maintain their two stars and we will still have to wait for a Breton restaurant to have three stars.
Two sommeliers received the “Michelin Sommellerie” award, including Cédric Bilien, who works at the Moulin de Rosmadec, in Pont-Aven (29). The other winner is François Lhermitte, sommelier at the Julien Binz restaurant in Ammerschwihr (Haut-Rhin). On the other hand, no Breton awarded in the categories “Welcome and service” and “Passion for dessert”
At Plouider (29), La Butte was awarded “The Green Star” for “sustainable dining experiences”. “This star rewards the deep commitment of our teams,” testified Nicolas Conreaux, the head of the North Finistère establishment. “The Green Star” was also awarded to Domaine Riberach – La Coopérative, in Belesta (Ariège); Toya, in Faulquemont (Moselle); La Table du Gourmet, in Riquewihr (Haut-Rhin), Les Belles Perdrix de Troplong Mondot, in Saint-Émilion (Gironde) and Auberge Sauvage, in Servon (Seine-et-Marne).
“I notice that very few women are part of the selection”, lamented Gwendal Poullennec, international director of the Michelin Guides, who also announced: “This year, we want to highlight local terroirs in particular. They contribute so much to the worldwide recognition of our gastronomy.”