Noma fails to get third Michelin star in Cities of Europe Guide

By Becky Paskin

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No new three-starred restaurants appeared in the 2011 Michelin Guide to the Main Cities of Europe
No new three-starred restaurants appeared in the 2011 Michelin Guide to the Main Cities of Europe
Rene Redzepi’s Danish restaurant Noma has failed to acquire a third Michelin star in the latest Michelin Guide to the Main Cities of Europe.

Noma, which was last year named the​ best restaurant in the world at the S.Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards, has retained its two Michelin star status since 2007, but was highly tipped to join the three star elite in this year’s guide.

Redzepi’s cooking has won the Copenhagen restaurant critical acclaim over the years, with many a chef taking inspiration from his recent cookbook release, Noma: Time and Place in Nordic Cuisine.

The eyes of the world will be on London next month as chefs gather to see where they place in the 2011 50 Best Restaurant Awards, and whether Noma has managed to hold on to its top spot.

Main Cities of Europe

There were no new three-star additions to the Main Cities of Europe Guide, which covers 44 cities across 20 countries, although six new two-star restaurants were added from Paris, Madrid, Zurich and London – Helene Darroze at the Connaught.

The Hungarian capital of Budapest now has a second one Michelin starred-restaurant, for Onyx, while an additional four venues achieved Bib Gourmand status - a move the guide says reflects the rapid development of gourmet dining in the city.

The guide also features 39 new one Michelin-starred restaurants, plus four new Rising Two star restaurants – MA – Tim Raue in Berlin, Haerlin in Hamburg, Zum Hirschen – avui in Stuttgart and El Club Allard in Madrid.

It also awarded 58 new Bib Gourmands to restaurants including Polpo and Iberica in London, but deleted 37 including Galvin Bistro du Luxe.

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