French restaurants conquering the stars

On January 18, the Michelin Guide presented its 2021 prize list. Despite the health crisis, 638 restaurants were on the coveted list, Marseille chef Alexandre Mazzia retaining the top three stars..

Despite the series of confinements, the Michelin inspectors still managed to have dinner. By taking advantage of the more flexible periods of restrictions, the inspectors were able to taste the same quantity of dishes as in 2019. Unlike other years, the 2021 list even saw all the holders of three Michelin stars maintain their success.

In fact, the list has grown. Marseille chef Alexandre Mazzia and his restaurant AM have been awarded three stars. Combining flavors from all over the world, this “master” of cooking is the only new chef to have received the first prize this year. He will join the thirty other chefs in France who already hold the title of three stars.

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The Monegasque restaurant receives its first star

54 new restaurants have entered the famous Michelin Red Guide. 12 restaurants along the French Riveria, as well as La table d’Antonio Salvatore at the Rampoldi in Monaco, are among those who have won their first star.

Monaco is now home to several Michelin-starred restaurants: Blue Bay, Louis XV РAlain Ducasse at the H̫tel de Paris and Elsa. Elsa is the first organic restaurant to receive one of these prestigious stars.

Alpes de Haute ProvenceThe Bistronomique, Pierre Grein (Manosque)

Alpes-MaritimesLes Agitateurs, Samuel Victori (Nice) Louroc-Hôtel du Cap Eden Roc, Sébastien Broda (Antibes) L’Or Bleu, Alain Montigny (Théoule-sur-Mer)

Bouches-du-RhôneRestaurant Mickaël Féval, Mickaël Féval (Aix-en-Provence) Signature, Coline Faulquier (Marseille) Villa Salone, Alexandre Lechêne (Salon-de-Provence)

VarColette – Hotel Sezz, Philippe Colinet (Saint-Tropez)

VaucluseThe Dining Room at Château de Mazan, Christophe Schuffenecker (Mazan) The Table at Château de Massillan, Christophe Chiavola (Uchaux) Mother Germaine, Camille Lacome and Agathe Richon (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) Pollen, Mathieu Desmarest (Avignon)

MonacoAntonio Salvatore’s table at Rampoldi, Antonio Salvatore (Monaco)