MICHELIN Guide Switzerland 2012

The Swiss fine dining scene continues to improve. The MICHELIN Guide Switzerland 2012 has awarded a second star to two restaurants and a first star to 11 others. The selection, made by independent Michelin inspectors who work anonymously, attests to the high level of gourmet dining found throughout the country, from Geneva to Basel and from Lugano to Saint Gallen. With 96 “starred” restaurants, Switzerland is among the European countries with the most Michelin stars per capita. The MICHELIN Guide Switzerland 2012 will go on sale on November 17, 2011.

In addition, a record number of restaurants were awarded the Bib Gourmand label - 87 in all - of which 16 for the first time. The distinction is awarded to restaurants that deliver especially good value for money.

A total of 1,728 establishments in all price categories

The 520-page guide features 864 hotels and 864 restaurants hotels across all comfort and price categories, extending from simple, well-run guesthouses to traditional Grand Hotels and resorts with spa and sport facilities, and from small country inns to gourmet restaurants. Thanks to its broad selection, the MICHELIN guide is the ideal companion for business and leisure travelers alike.

18 two-star restaurants in all

The new guide features two three-star restaurants, the same as in the previous year's edition. However, the number of two-star restaurants has increased to 18, a new record. Two restaurants were awarded their second star in the new guide: Floris in Anières (Canton of Geneva) and Mesa in Zurich, which received its first star in 2009. This marks the first time that Switzerland’s largest city has had two two-star restaurants. The Michelin inspectors awarded one star to 76 restaurants, with two others designated Rising Stars, putting them in line for a possible first star.

The MICHELIN Guide Switzerland 2012 will go on sale for 33 Swiss francs (€24.95 in Germany and €25.70 in Austria).

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