NEW YORK, Feb 7 — The Grandes Tables du Monde association this week unveiled its latest opus, which features ten new members, including French chef Eric Ripert's restaurant in New York.
It was no coincidence that Grandes Tables du Monde launched its guide on the same day as Michelin revealed its 2018 selection for France. The new members of Grandes Tables du Monde have to have at least two stars before they join the international association.
From New York to Milan
In its 2018 selection, Grandes Tables du Monde has included a number of well-known restaurants. The addition of Le Bernardin is not that surprising, as its chef Eric Ripert has consistently been awarded four stars by The New York Times. The restaurant, which specializes in seafood, also has three Michelin stars.
Following on from the inclusion of the Ritz in Paris and the Mirazur (Menton) in its 2017 selection, the latest Grand Tables du Monde guide has been marked by the addition of two new addresses in Northern Italy. In the Lake Garda region in Gargnano, Stefano Baiocco has been lauded for his work at the Villa Feltrinelli while one of Milan's best-known tables, the Seta, under the direction of chef Antonio Guida, has also been recognized.
As for France, Michelin two-star chef Olivier Nasti's 64° restaurant in Kaysersberg (Haut-Rhin) has been given the guide's imprimatur, as has Ronan Kervarrec's Hostellerie in Plaisance, Saint-Émilion (Gironde): a recently two-Michelin-starred establishment which offers a gastronomic experience amid some of the world's most famous vines.
The 2018 edition of Grandes Tables du Monde has also recognized Sat Bains for his work at his eponymous restaurant in Nottingham (United Kingdom), William Frachot of the Chapeau Rouge in Dijon (France), Peter Knogl of the Grand Hôtel Les Trois Rois in Basel (Switzerland), Andreas Krolik and Robert Mangold of Lafleur in Frankfurt (Germany) and Mario Sandoval of the Coque in Madrid (Spain). — AFP-Relaxnews