One hundred and eighty-seven Michelin-Starred Restaurants are featured for 2020, including one new Three Star, four new Two Stars and 23 new One Stars.

 

This year’s highlight is the promotion of Pierre Gagnaire’s Sketch (The Lecture Room & Library) in Mayfair (Johannes Nuding as executive chef) from Two to Three Michelin Stars – our highest accolade.

 

Fine-dining lovers, whether British, Irish or tourists who wish to enhance their stay with a first-rate culinary experience, will also be able to book certain tables online and enjoy exclusive offers.

The 2020 selection at a glance:

  • 1,464 restaurants in total (131 New)
  • 5 Three Michelin Star restaurants (1 New)
  • 23 Two Michelin Star restaurants (4 New)
  • 159 One Michelin Star restaurants (23 New)
  • 131 Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurants (22 New) [See also the Bib Gourmand Press Release]
  • 1,146 Michelin Plate restaurants (131 New)

 

Find more about the Michelin Guide at http://guide.michelin.com/gb and http://guide.michelin.com/ie

Practically the only thing the new MICHELIN POWER range shares with its predecessor is its name!

In response to the needs of today’s cyclists at a time when road bicycles are becoming increasingly versatile, Michelin is poised to introduce its latest, almost entirely-renewed, streamlined, comprehensive and affordable MICHELIN POWER range in 2020.

Designed to address the different ways people go cycling, from recreational cyclists, to passionate fans and competitors, it features five distinct tire lines and eight different products (with and/or without innertubes) that combine innovation with very high performance.

The MICHELIN POWER ROAD tire line is the range’s core range and has been conceived to meet the demand of sports and touring cyclists alike. In addition to covering some 80 percent of their needs, it is rider-friendly and combines energy efficiency with outstanding grip on wet roads for superior safety, effective crown- and sidewallprotection for longer tire life and excellent energy efficiency. It outclasses its chief competitors in the first two of these areas to stand out as a benchmark for exacting cyclists.

In addition to the MICHELIN POWER ROAD tire line, four other tire lines are available to address more specific uses.

  • The MICHELIN POWER COMPETITION TUBULAR and the MICHELIN POWER TIME TRIAL for competition use
  • The MICHELIN POWER ALL SEASON tire line for difficult conditions
  • The MICHELIN POWER CYCLOCROSS MUD and MICHELIN POWER CYCLOCROSS JET,  with Tubeless Ready and Tubular versions for cyclocross use
  • The MICHELIN POWER GRAVEL is a specific tire line cycling on gravel

 

Some of these tire lines propose Tubeless Ready versions to address the growing demand of customers and bicycle manufacturers.

In the course of the new MICHELIN POWER range’s development, engineers working out of the brand’s Research and Development Centre worked closely with the Cofidis Solution Crédits road bicycle racing team, notably on the MICHELIN POWER COMPETITION TUBULAR and MICHELIN POWER TIME TRIAL.

Among the many factors they took into account, they addressed the fact that bicycles are becoming increasingly sophisticated machines. The way disc brakes and tires interact, for example, led to a fresh approach to the development process, notably in terms of the quest for optimum grip performance.

Meanwhile, research into the physical and chemical properties of the materials employed, as well as their design, has emerged as one of the chief drivers of innovation in the realm of energy efficiency.

Michelin released yesterday the 2020 edition of the MICHELIN Guide Washington, D.C., recognizing 18 establishments that have been awarded one or more Michelin stars, including the addition of four one-star selections to the nation’s capital. The nearly 130 restaurants that appear in the MICHELIN Guide Washington, D.C. represent 36 cuisine types.

Our inspectors are especially impressed by the range and diversity of cuisine in Washington, D.C., which reflects Washington’s culture as a global crossroads for governments and travellers. Of the four new one-star restaurants recognized in the 2020 guide, two are contemporary, one Middle Eastern, and one Japanese, all offering rich and unique dining experiences and high-quality cooking.
Gwendal Poullennec, International Director of the MICHELIN guides

The 2020 Bib Gourmand selection includes a total of 44 restaurants. 10 of them are new. The Bib Gourmands are awarded to restaurants that earn the attention of Michelin inspectors for offering good quality food at a good value.

 

Additionally, the 2020 MICHELIN Guide Washington, D.C. recognizes more than 120 restaurants with the Plate symbol, a designation given to restaurants that inspectors recommend to travellers and locals for a good meal with fresh ingredients and capable preparation.


Our inspectors are especially impressed by the high-end Japanese cuisine available in the West Loop. We have five new one-star restaurants in the 2020 MICHELIN Guide Chicago, each of which demonstrates a fine attention to detail and serves high-quality, top-notch cuisine.

Gwendal Poullennec, international director of the MICHELIN guide

The 2020 MICHELIN Guide Chicago recognizes more than 100 restaurants with the Plate symbol, a designation given to restaurants that inspectors recommend to travellers and locals for a good meal with fresh ingredients and capable preparation.

 

The nearly 200 restaurants that appear in the MICHELIN Guide Chicago represent 39 unique cuisine types. Diners can find recommendations for establishments with notable wine, beer, sake and cocktail lists, as well as menus on which average prices are $25 and under.

 

In summary, the 2020 selection for Chicago includes:

  • One restaurant with three stars
  • Three restaurants with two stars
  • 21 restaurants with one star
  • 54 restaurants with a Bib Gourmand

 

The 2020 MICHELIN Guide Chicago will go on sale Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, at major book sellers for a suggested retail price of $18.99.

Paul Pairet’s Ultraviolet remains part of the elite of local and world gastronomy with the coveted three stars. Once again, Michelin Guide inspectors appreciated the incredible trip offered by this avant-garde chef who takes his ten privileged daily clients to a secret location in order to give them an unusual sensory and taste experience. The highlight of this adventure is obviously the tasting of twenty-two dishes that perfectly symbolize the inventiveness of their creator. “Paul Pairet’s cuisine has been awarded three stars for three years now and this is a testament to the open-mindedness of the Michelin guide, whose one of universal judging criteria is the personality of the chef through his plates, and also show the expertise and the extreme sensitivity of its inspectors”, notes Gwendal POULLENNEC, International Director of the MICHELIN guides.

 

To summarize, the selection of the MICHELIN Guide Shanghai 2020 includes :

  • 1 three stars restaurant
  • 8 two stars restaurants
  • 31 one star restaurants

 

Gwendal Poullennec, International Director of the Michelin Guides, said: "Beijing’s cuisine, with its well-chosen ingredients and rich seasonings, is a jewel in the crown of Chinese and global cuisine. We hope that with this new MICHELIN Guide, more food lovers will come to appreciate Beijing's abundant food culture and experience the wonderful flavours it has to offer.”

 

With more than 3,000 years of history as an urban center and more than 800 years as a capital city, Beijing not only integrates the culinary cultures of all ethnic groups in China, but also offers a selection of cuisines from all over the world. In addition to the numerous well-known restaurants catering to local tastes, there are also many fine dining eateries offering dishes from the eight major regional Chinese cuisines, as well as foreign cuisine.

 

The MICHELIN Guide was first published in 1900 and was intended to provide the first car owners with information on places to stay and eat. It has now grown into a world-renowned guide, with the release of a MICHELIN Guide having a positive impact on the local culinary and tourism industries in the countries and regions they cover. According to the latest study released by Ernst & Young, 57% of frequent travellers said that they would extend their stay in a city if it offered a selection of Michelin-starred restaurants. And in addition, the existence of Michelin-starred restaurants encourages 71% of frequent travellers to increase their spending.

 

In 1926, the MICHELIN Guide incorporated the star rating system, which is updated and published annually. It is based on anonymous evaluations by Michelin’s team of independent inspectors, and uses five global criteria applied in all restaurants across all countries and regions: the quality of the produce; the cooking skills; the harmony of the flavours; the personality of the chef expressed in the cuisine; and consistency both over time and across the entire menu.

The MICHELIN Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires used for the record were very similar to the regular OE tires. They are marked ‘BG’, meaning they can only be fitted to the Bugatti, and they are completely street legal – the only difference is that the casing belts of the tires used on the record-breaking Chiron were reinforced, specifically to handle the 5,300g which the tires must withstand at these very high speeds.

During the development of the Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires which were designed specifically for the Bugatti Chiron, Michelin used its Technology Center in Ladoux, France, and its site in Charlotte SC, USA where specialist machinery was employed to carry out the most extreme tests on the tires. In order to test the tires at the extreme speeds that the Bugatti Chiron is capable of, Michelin used a test machine which was designed to test tires fitted to the Space Shuttle, and can test at up to 510km/h.

 

Commenting on the record, Pierre Chandezon, Bugatti tire design team leader at Michelin said: ‘Michelin is very proud to have been an integral part of this record and it is the fruit of the relationship between us and Bugatti which stretches back almost 20 years. With this in mind, it was the trust built up over this time that gave Bugatti the confidence to allow Michelin to develop the sole original equipment fitment tires for the Chiron.’

 

For this exceptional vehicle, Michelin and Bugatti engineers have collaborated on the joint development of the tires and the chassis, making the most of cutting-edge casing designs, materials and the latest production techniques. This simultaneous co-development of the tire and the car brought together the optimum levels of tire performance for the Bugatti Chiron.

 

In addition to their exceptional speed capability and their high safety levels, the MICHELIN Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires also contribute to the comfort of the car on the road so Bugatti Chiron owners can enjoy this prestigious supercar in all driving conditions.

 

Front size: 285/30 R20 (99Y) MICHELIN Pilot Sport Cup 2

Rear size: 355/25 R21 (107Y) MICHELIN Pilot Sport Cup 2

Touring motorcycle fans, who own machines like the BMW R 1200 RT, BMW K 1600 GT, YAMAHA FJR 1300, HONDA PAN EUROPEAN 1300, KAWASAKI 1400 GTR,  TRIUMPH TROPHY,… demand specific tyres that deliver safety, comfort, long life, stability and sheer riding enjoyment irrespective of the conditions*, and even when a high number of kilometres have passed under their tread.

 

Developed in exactly the same spirit and to the same rigorous standards as the MICHELIN Road 5, the GT version packs the technological advances that are a hallmark of the other tyres that make up the Road 5 range.

 

To address the exacting demands expressed by owners of this type of motorcycle, the MICHELIN Road 5 GT places the emphasis on performance, notably on wet roads, along with stability and efficient braking, especially in instances where riders are caught out by poor weather. Following in-house comparative tests, the new tyre came out on top in terms of grip and braking performance on wet roads**, even when as much as 50 percent worn***.

 

The MICHELIN Road 5 GT benefits from additive metal manufacturing technology which permits the making of highly sophisticated moulds, as well as the incorporation of MICHELIN XST Evo technology whereby the tread pattern’s sipes widen to increase the tyre’s sea-to-land ratio, and thus maintain its water-clearance capacity, as the tyre wears.

The Embraer E170 was launched in 2004, and was originally fitted with bias tires. In 2010, Michelin was the first radial tire to be approved on the E170 with the Michelin Air X M19601 tire. Since, the Embraer and Michelin teams started to work hand-in-hand to better understand the sensitivity of the twinned tires on the landing gear to "shimmy" (a system resonance, especially during high speed descents and landings). The new tire has been modified to desensitize this effect, with Michelin engineers using a technology imported from bicycle tires. This change heralded the development of the Michelin Air X M19602, which has been tested for landings up to 190 knots (352 km/h), and the re-homologation of Michelin radial tires on the Embraer E170.

 

NZG technology is designed to ensure minimal tire growth: aircraft tires have very high inflation pressures (15 bar – compared to passenger car tires which are inflated to 2.5 bar) to carry the high aircraft weights.  At the high speeds required for take-off and landing, an aircraft tire can ‘grow’ due to the high centrifugal forces.  NZG technology minimizes tire diameter growth, and consequently tires are more durable and resistant to foreign object damage.

 

The combination of Michelin Air X tires and NZG technology reduces overall operational costs compared to a standard radial tire. This result is achieved through an increased number of landings (up to 30% more), improved fuel efficiency and exceptional damage resistance. NZG technology also increases tire robustness and reduces fuel consumption, leading to lower CO2 emissions.

 

The Michelin Air X M19602 is available for the Embraer E170 main gear.

Ahead of the launch of the MICHELIN Guide Guangzhou 2019, which will take place on 16 July, Michelin is pleased to announce the Bib Gourmand distinctions that will appear in this edition of the Guide.

As the culinary scene in the city continues to evolve,10 new Bib Gourmand establishments have been added this year, bringing the total to 28.

Highlighting this evolution, a wide variety of cusine types can be seen in the new additions, including Cantonese, Chao Zhou, Indonesian, Sichuan, Singaporean, Thai and Vegetarian

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