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Michelin Guide 2017 North America Announcement Dates

Michelin Guide 2017 Dates North America

Fall is here and that means it’s time for the North American Michelin Guides to soon be announced and released. This year marks a very exciting time since there will be a new U.S. city added to the red guide map with a brand new guide being introduced for Washington D.C. Other current cities include San Francisco, Chicago and New York.

Here are the 2017 Michelin Guide North America announcement dates:

Washington D.C. – October 13, 2016

San Francisco – October 25, 2016

Chicago – November 2, 2016

New York – November 17, 2016 

Memorable Meals, Dishes & Travel Experiences from Around the World

Food Fashionista Mika Takeuchi Travel Food Blog

Hi Everyone! With social media, client work and travels… I know I haven’t been as good about updating this site as I was back in the days, but I do plan on sharing many of my dining and travel photos with you in the coming months. Be on the lookout for some inspiring meals, sunsets and wanderlust moments.

Food Fashionista Mika Takeuchi Travel Food Blog-

In the meantime, here are just some of the memorable bites from this last year taken on my iPhone. Pictured from top to bottom (left to right):

Pierre Gagnaire, Paris

Lord Stanley, San Francisco

Yannick Alléno, Paris

Untitled, New York City

Sushi-Ya, Tokyo

Tapas 24, Barcelona

Michel Bras

Jia Jia Tang Bao, Shanghai

Saison, San Francisco

Ninebark, Napa Valley

Noma, Copenhagen

Mr and Mrs Bund, Shanghai

Tickets Bar, Barcelona

Geranium, Copenhagen

Ishikawa, Tokyo

Commonwealth, San Francisco

Jean-Georges, New York City

Arpège, Paris

 

MICHELIN Guide 2016 New York City – Michelin Stars

Michelin Guide NYC 2016

 

Another year, and another set of MICHELIN stars has been descended upon New York City. In the three-star realm, all six of last year’s restaurants remained in top standing including one of my favorite NYC meals from last year at Jean-Georges. In the two-star category, the Modern is the newest addition to rise from its one star in the 2015 Guide. There were nine additional New York restaurants added to the one-star grouping. Read more at: MICHELIN.

Three Stars
Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare
Eleven Madison Park
Jean Georges
Le Bernardin
Masa
Per Se

Two Stars
Aquavit
Atera
Blanca
Daniel
Ichimura
Jungsik
Marea
The Modern
Momofuku Ko
Soto

One Star
Ai Fiori
Aldea
Andanada
Aureole
Babbo
Bâtard
Betony
Blue Hill
Bouley
The Breslin
Brushstroke
Café Boulud
Café China
Cagen
Carbone
Casa Enrique
Casa Mono
Caviar Russe
Del Posto
Delaware and Hudson
Dovetail
The Finch
Gabriel Kreuther
Gotham Bar and Grill
Gramercy Tavern
Hirohisa
Jewel Bako
Juni
Junoon
Kajitsu
Kyo Ya
La Vara
Luksus
Meadowsweet
The Musket Room
M. Wells Steakhouse
Nomad
Peter Luger
Picholine
Piora
Pok Pok Ny
Public
Rebelle
The River Café
Rosanjin
Semilla
Somtum Der
Spotted Pig
Sushi Azabu
Sushi of Gari
Sushi Yasuda
Take Root
Telepan
Tempura Matsui
Tori Shin
Tulsi
Uncle Boons
Wallsé
ZZ’s Clam Bar

FOUR Magazine launches USA Edition

Four Magazine

Alinea’s Lobster, yellow Indian curry butter, Early Grey Gel, cauliflower custard, lobster foam & coconut pudding (photo: Christian Steel)

The inaugural Northern American print issue of FOUR Magazine, which is currently available in Germany, Italy and the UK, will debut on June 16 here in the United States. Why the name Four? In each bi-annual issue, the fine-dining food magazine focuses on four of the leading, cutting-edge chefs in the industry. The first American-focused FOUR will showcase recognizable chefs from the East to West Coasts including two current three-star MICHELIN chefs. Daniel Humm (Eleven Madison Park, NYC), Grant Achatz (Alinea Restaurant, Chicago), Dominique Crenn (Atelier Crenn, San Francisco) and Blaine Wetzel (The Willows Inn, Lumni Island) are the fab four featured in the new issue. I’ve read each of the interviews and they are great reads.

In the first issue of FOUR, you’ll find out how Miles Davis has inspired Chef Daniel Humm and his team at Eleven Madison Park. You’ll also learn how childhood walks through the forest with her father influenced Chef Dominique Crenn’s cuisine at Atelier Crenn. Chef Grant Achatz will discuss his desire for change and the need to evolve, and you’ll become more familiar with Blaine Wetzel – the chef who helped give a restaurant on the Pacific’s San Juan Islands archipelago a brand name.

In addition, FOUR will highlight the popularity of dim-sum style eateries, cool cocktails from Manhattan, a visit to Blackberry Farm, Tennessee, and an interview with FOUR North America’s Rising Star, Sean Brock.

FOUR Magazine USA

“At a time when the industry is rapidly evolving and pushing the boundaries of modern cuisine, #FOURUSA will deliver an insight into the best chefs, restaurants and cuisine across the country…” — Kerry Spencer, Editor in Chief of FOUR USA

Learn more about FOUR Magazine at four-magazine.com

 

 

Avec Eric – Perfect Pairings w/Chef Eric Ripert & Sommelier Aldo Sohm

Below is a previous post we featured on the show, Avec Eric. Recently, it won a James Beard Foundation Award for best Televison Program. If you haven't had the chance to check this wonderful broadcast out yet, we highly suggest it. Congrats to Eric Ripert and team for a job well done!

Chef Eric-Ripert Le Bernadin

Chef Eric Ripert of New York's Le Bernadin recently launched the second season of his web series, Avec Eric. This time it's Avec Eric Perfect Pairings – a 13 video series showcasing the delectable recipes of Chef Ripert paired with wines recommended by Le Bernadin's wine director Aldo Sohm, named "Best Sommelier in the World" by the Worldwide Sommelier Association. These short, but informatively sweet 2-3 minute videos are focused on dispelling common myths about wine pairings such as Red Wine Always Pairs Better with Red Meat and White Wine Always Goes with Fish. 

Eric-ripert-halibut
Braised Halibut in Casserole w/ Morel Mushrooms


The Avec Eric web series is a superb interactive way to bring a Three-Star Michelin Chef and an award-winning sommelier in to your own home kitchen. With enlightening cooking tips, wonderful recipes and educational wine pairing suggestions, Avec Eric is a series that you and your friends will be looking forward to every week. Good news is you can purchase season one right on Eric's blog.


To watch Avec Eric Perfect Pairings, visit AVEC ERIC

For Chef Ripert's Braised Halibut Recipe (above), visit HERE

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