Thursday, November 03, 2005
Michelin: The New Kid On The Block
The long-time "Holy Bible" of the best places to eat in Europe, Michelin will launch its first-ever MICHELIN® Guide in North America, the Michelin Guide New York City 2006, hitting stores here tomorrow, November 4th. The announcement was recently made by Edouard Michelin, CEO of The Michelin Group.
The Michelin Guide, whose prestigious rating system is internationally recognized as the height of culinary success, is already published in 12 editions covering 20 European countries. For its much-anticipated debut in North America, the MICHELIN Guide is said to be providing a comprehensive selection and rating, in all categories of comfort and prices, of some 500 New York City restaurants and 50 hotels, in a reader-friendly layout adapted to the American market and unique New York City culinary and hotel landscape.
So move over, Zagat's (even though I think by and large, Tim and Nina Zagat, its co-founders, still put out the best American restaurant guide around). Looks like there's a new guide in town.
Good luck, Michelin.