Michelin Bestows American Stars
For the first time since it started in 1900, the Michelin Travel Guide has gone outside of Continental Europe to review. The legendary stars crossed the Atlantic and landed in New York City. The 2006 Michelin Guide is available now and most people, after getting a copy, go straight to the restaurant section to see who received how many stars. For those unfamiliar, it's a 3 star system and even 1 star means that you're not dealing with an Applebee's. For example, Aureole and Nobu each received 1 star. Of those receiving 2 stars, was restaurant Daniel, owned by uber-chef Daniel Boulud. Many thought that he was a shoe-in for 3 stars. However, the cosmic trifecta went to a sacred 4: Alain Ducasse, Jean-Georges, Le Bernardin, and Per Se. Now comes the hard part, keeping the stars!