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Monday, February 1, 2016

Book Club Monday

I am trying to catch up on all the movies I have missed before the Oscars air on February 28th!  Even though Burnt is not nominated, it was first on my list because of how much I love Bradley Cooper.  This movie will not disappoint!!  I really enjoyed it so much.  The story goes like this, 

Adam Jones (Bradley Cooper) was once a top chef in Paris until drugs and alcohol led to a meltdown that put his career on hold. After moving from New Orleans to London, Adam gets a shot at redemption when his former maitre d' (Daniel Brühl) reluctantly hires him as the head chef of his fine-dining restaurant. Demanding perfection from his newly formed staff (Sienna Miller, Omar Sy), the acerbic and temperamental Jones gets a second chance to fulfill his dream of earning a third Michelin star. IMBD 2015

Then I got thinking of Michelin stars and how important they are in the culinary world.  I heard it once described as this....one is GOOD,  2 is AMAZING and 3 if FOR THE GODS!!!!  Here in New York I researched which restaurants actually held the prestigious honor of earning Michelin Stars!  Here is what I found...how many have you visited?

Three Stars ("Exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey")
Chef's Table at Brooklyn Fare
Eleven Madison Park
Jean-Georges
Le Bernardin
Masa
Per Se

Two Stars ("Excellent cuisine, worth a detour")
Aquavit
Atera
Blanca
Daniel
Ichimura
Jungsik
Marea
The Modern
Momofuku Ko
Soto

One Star ("A very good restaurant in its category")
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 (which is now closed)
Piora
Pok Pok Ny
Public
Rebelle
The River Café
Rosanjin
Semilla
Somtum Der
The Spotted Pig
Sushi Azabu
Sushi of Gari
Sushi Yasuda
Take Root (which is currently closed for renovations but should reopen later this fall)
Telepan
Tempura Matsui
Tori Shin
Tulsi
Uncle Boons
Wallsé
ZZ's Clam Bar

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