DC restaurants recognized with Michelin star, but there's a dash of disappointment

Michelin inspectors released their highly anticipated restaurant rankings-adding two more local spots to the list. But Pete Muntean found out -- this came with a dash of disappointment.

WASHINGTON (WUSA9/AP) - A big day for foodies in the Nation’s Capital comes with a dash of disappointment. Two more restaurants have received a prestigious Michelin rating.

The French tire company just released the newest edition of the Michelin Guide Washington, D.C. 2018. But, for the second year in a row, none are among the crème de la crème with the highest rating of three stars.

“I think that any one of the restaurants that got two stars could move up to three stars in the future,” Washington Post food reporter Maura Judkis told WUSA9.

The two-star distinction recognizes restaurants that signify to travelers a destination that is worth a detour.

Michelin inspectors, who have been dining anonymously around Washington for the last two years, have recognized Komi and Metier for the first time. Inn at Little Washington, minibar, and Pineapple and Pearls have maintained their two-star status in this latest second edition.

“Our inspectors have thoroughly enjoyed the progression and evolution demonstrated through consistency of the restaurant scene in D.C.,” said Michael Ellis, international director of the Michelin Guide. “Every restaurant recognized last year has maintained exceptional quality and steadiness.”

Komi, led by locally beloved chef Johnny Monis, earns its first star for a Mediterranean tasting menu that offers diners a variety of small bites, house-made pasta, and roasted meat, often goat. In addition to the top notch cuisine, this spot also provides an exciting wine selection and excellent wine service.

Métier, owned by the ambitious and creative chef Eric Ziebold and partner Célia Laurent, features menu items that have been locally sourced and décor items from the owners’ personal collections. Downstairs from Metier is Kinship, which was awarded one Michelin star in the premier edition of the Guide. 

The 2018 selection includes:

  • Three restaurants with two stars
  • 11 restaurants with one star
  • 22 restaurants with a Bib Gourmand

WASHINGTON D.C. MICHELIN GUIDE 2018

TWO STARS

ONE STAR

The Guide will go on sale Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, at major book sellers for a suggested retail price of $12.95.

© 2017 Associated Press


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