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Feb 22, 2011 02:05 PM

When do the Michelin stars come out?

For Paris 2011 it must be soon. Strangely just about all other places are revealed, but not Paris which I would have thought would be the first. Will Le Cinq get it's third again?

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  1. It usually comes out in early March (so soon) and no it is never first it is always last. Le Cinq is "only" two stars at the moment, maybe Briffard will achieve the hotels objective and get it back.

    1. François Simon says so. It won't be long anyway.

      1. Does anyone have a few predictions? I will lead off by guessing Simonin, Spring and Saturne might gain a star this year.

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        1. re: Laidback

          O.K., my future as a prognosticator is dim; only one out of three, but even though I love La Fourchette du Printemps and have been 3 times, it is difficult for me to figure why it would "out Michelin" Saturne or Spring.

          1. re: Laidback

            And why o why do Fogon and Ze out-michelin Spring and Saturne?

            1. re: Parigi

              In my experience it usually comes down to consistency. Maybe Spring needs another yet and Le Cinq didn't get its third (no promotions this year and one demotion).

              Good to see the three new 2 stars in Paris (Passage 53, Jean-François Piège, L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon-Étoile) interesting to see two are not really mentioned on the board, but Adrian will be happy. And the 6 new one stars in Paris (Le Baudelaire, Sensing, Les Ambassadeurs, Antoine, La Fourchette du Printemps, and Frédéric Simonin). And only two deletions La Table de Joël Robuchon (closed) and Montparnasse 25.

              1. re: PhilD

                I'm happy about Passage 53. I've eaten there once or twice a year since it opened and plan on returning in July.

        2. As you know, I raved about my lunch at Fréderic Simonin (review is on this board). But my biggest surprise came from "La Fourchette du Printemps" which had been a bit ignored by the press and bloggers. I am soooooo happy for them, I had an incredible dinner there last october and was wowed ! It is really in the middle of nowhere in the 17th but so worth the "trip" ! The evening menu is (was) only 48 euros for three-course.