They are the most coveted gastronomic recognition among chefs, the Michelin stars. This is a rating that the “Red” (as the guide is nicknamed) assigns to haute cuisine restaurants based on several criteria: a star it means «quality cuisine that is worth the visit; two stars «an excellent cuisine that is worth the detour; three stars «a unique cuisine that is worth the trip.
Let’s find out who the chefs are, in the world and in Italy, who currently have the most with their restaurants.
The most starred chef in the world
He is the most famous chef in France, as well as an entrepreneur with 34 restaurants between Paris and Tokyo: that’s him, that is Alain Ducasse, the most starred in the world. In his career he has collected more than twenty Michelin stars; in 2005 he was the only chef to have concurrently three restaurants with three Michelin stars; today his restaurants matter 18 Michelin stars in total: three are those of Le Louis of the Benoit in Paris, of the Esterre of Tokyo, of the Muni of Kyoto, of the Blue by Alain Ducasse of Bangkok, of La Bastide de Moustiers in Provence and of L’Hostellerie de l’Abbaye de la Celle in France.
The chefs with the most Michelin stars in the world
On the second step of the podium of the most starred chefs, with 12 Michelin starsthere is another Frenchman, Pierre Gagnaire: “la Rossa” has awarded the restaurant that bears its name in Paris and the Sketch in London with three Michelin stars; two stars, however, for the Pierre Gagnaire restaurant in Tokyo, one for the one in Seoul, for Le Comptoir de Pierre Gagnaire in Shanghai, for Gaya in Paris and for Duende in Nîmes.
Tied with Gagnaire, the Spanish chef Martin Berasategui: three Michelin stars with the restaurant of the same name in Lasarte and with the Lasarte restaurant in Barcelona, plus another six with other restaurants throughout Spain, including the islands (see the two Michelin stars in Tenerife inside The Ritz-Carlton Hotel).
The ranking continues with 11 stars of Yannick Alleno: three stars have been awarded to his restaurant Alléno Paris au Pavillon Ledoyen, housed in the gardens of the Champs-Élysées in Paris and to Le 1947 – Cheval Blanc in Courchevel. Added to these are the two stars of L’Abysse au Pavillon Ledoyen in Paris, the star of his restaurant inside the Hôtel Hermitage in Monaco, that of the Pavyllon in Paris and that of the Fre restaurant in Monforte d’Alba (Cn) .
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