Tuesday, September 07, 2010

The Restaurants

So I finally have enough restaurants booked to pass 35 stars/send me bankrupt 4 times over. There are a couple I'm waiting on/am trying to fit in, but this is the list that got me over the line:

3 Stars:
Guy Savoy - Paris, France
l'Arpege - Paris, France
Paul Bocuse - Lyon, France
Taillevent - Paris, France

2 Stars:
Cracco - Milan, Italy (#77, San Pellegrino Top 50)
l'Assiette Champenoise - Tinqueux (Reims), France
l'Atelier de Joel Robuchon - Paris, France (#29, San Pellegrino Top 50)
La Terrazza del Casino Madrid - Madrid, Spain
Lasarte - Barcelona, Spain
Le Cinq - Paris, France
Michel Rostang - Paris, France
Senderens - Paris, France
Trussardi alla Scalla - Milan, Italy

1 Star:
Auberge du Lion d'Or - Geneva, Switzerland
Comerc24 - Barcelona, Spain
Il Convivio - Rome, Italy
le Pressoir d'Argent - Bordeaux, France
Petit Celadon - Paris, France
Restaurant Tavares - Lisbon, Portugal

36 stars all up. There are another 6 stars I'm trying to work in (every man needs a buffer) but that could pan out either way.

Some of the main ones I tried to get but couldn't:
Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athenee - Paris, France - 3 stars
Enoteca Pinchiorri - Florence, Italy - 3 stars
il Pagliaccio - Rome, Italy, 2 stars
La Pergola - Rome, Italy - 3 stars

And a bunch of others I knew I have zero chance of getting with short (one month of human years) notice.

I have also set up a "yardstick", which will be unveiled tomorrow, after I consume said yardstick (a homoerotic phrase?).

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