Big Congrats: Ritz Carlton Earns 13 Michelin Stars in 2015
As many of you know, I’ve long been an ardent fan of Ritz Carlton, both its hotels and hotel restaurants. I was excited to hear that some of my favorite restaurants in Ritz Carlton hotels across Asia and Europe have just been awarded highly coveted 13 Michelin stars for 2015.
Here are further details…
Ritz Carlton Hotels earned 13 coveted Michelin Stars for 2015, across eight restaurants in six hotels within Asia and Europe, reaffirming the luxury hotel company’s status as a leader in culinary excellence and innovation. From Abama to Barcelona, Wolfsburg to Osaka and Tokyo to Hong Kong, leading Ritz-Carlton restaurants compete on the global stage amongst the world’s finest dining establishments.
“All accolades belong to the Ladies and Gentlemen who bring service excellence to life in our restaurants every single day. They work with such dedication and passion in an environment in which constant evolution and creativity is essential. We are honored to have been recognized globally by such an esteemed, well-reputed organization,” said Rainer Zinngrebe, Vice President Food & Beverage for The Ritz-Carlton.
The world of three Michelin Star restaurants is extremely small, with a little over 100 restaurants in total around the world. One of which is ‘AQUA’ at The Ritz-Carlton, Wolfsburg in Germany. Aqua retained three stars for its modern European cuisine, crafted by the celebrated Chef de Cuisine, Sven Elverfeld. The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong also retained Michelin Stars across two of its signature restaurants. ‘Tin Lung Heen’ maintains two stars for its traditional Dim Sum, created by Michelin-starred Chef Paul Lau Ping Lui, served amidst a spectacular view from the 102nd floor. Whist the equally dramatic ‘Tosca’, with its Romanesque décor and ambience, retains one star for its unique mix of innovation and tradition combined to create Italian gastronomy under Chef Pino Lavarra.
Host to two of the acclaimed starred restaurants is The Ritz-Carlton, Abama, a luxury resort in Tenerife, Spain. ‘M.B’, the signature Michelin Star restaurant of the renowned Basque chef Martín Berasategui, famed for his inspired interpretations of Spanish cuisine, earned its original Michelin Star in 2010, and was awarded a second in 2014. Hot on its gastronomic heels is the one Michelin-starred ‘Kabuki’, with Spanish chef Ricardo Sanz at the helm, combining traditional Japanese influences with contemporary western techniques and ingredients indigenous to the Canary Islands, to create sublimely creative Japanese cuisine.
Michelin Stars Reconfirmed for 2015:
|AQUA, The Ritz-Carlton, Wolfsburg||3 Michelin Stars|
|M.B., The Ritz-Carlton, Abama||2 Michelin Stars|
|Enoteca, Hotel Arts Barcelona||2 Michelin Stars|
|Tin Lung Heen, The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong||2 Michelin Stars|
|Kabuki, The Ritz-Carlton, Abama||1 Michelin Star|
|La Baie, The Ritz-Carlton, Osaka||1 Michelin Star|
|Il Ristorante, Bulgari, Tokyo||1 Michelin Star|
|Tosca, The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong||1 Michelin Star|