CHEVY CHASE, Md. November 29, 2016: The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C was awarded sixteen Michelin Stars in 2016, with Summer Pavilion at The Ritz-Carlton, Milenia Singapore, Lai Heen at The Ritz-Carlton, Macau, Lab by Sergi Arola at Penha Longa Resort, and Jin Xuan at The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong all earning their first Michelin Star. The sixteen stars across ten restaurants within Asia and Europe reaffirmed the luxury hotel company’s status as a standout institution of culinary excellence and innovation. From Abama to Sintra, Wolfsburg to Macau to Hong Kong, leading Ritz-Carlton restaurants continue to compete favorably on the global stage amongst the world’s finest dining establishments.
“All accolades belong to the Ladies and Gentlemen who bring to life culinary and service excellence in our restaurants every single day. They work with such dedication and passion in an environment in which constant evolution and creativity is essential. We are honored to have been recognized globally by such an esteemed, well-reputed organization,” said Rainer Zinngrebe, Vice President Food & Beverage for The Ritz-Carlton.
The world of three Michelin Star restaurants is extremely small, with a little over 100 restaurants in total around the world. One of which is ‘AQUA’ at The Ritz-Carlton, Wolfsburg in Germany. Aqua retained three stars for its modern European cuisine, crafted by the celebrated Chef de Cuisine, Sven Elverfeld. The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong also retained Michelin Stars across two of its signature restaurants. ‘Tin Lung Heen’ maintains two stars for its traditional Dim Sum, created by Michelin-starred Chef Paul Lau Ping Lui, served amidst a spectacular view from the 102nd floor. Whist the equally dramatic ‘Tosca’, with its Romanesque décor and ambience, retains one star for its unique mix of innovation and tradition combined to create Italian gastronomy under Chef Pino Lavarra.
Host to two of the acclaimed starred restaurants is The Ritz-Carlton, Abama, a luxury resort in Tenerife, Spain. ‘M.B’, the signature Michelin Star restaurant of the renowned Basque chef Martín Berasategui, famed for his inspired interpretations of Spanish cuisine, earned its original Michelin Star in 2010, and was awarded a second in 2013. Hot on its gastronomic heels is the one Michelin-starred ‘Kabuki’, with Spanish chef Ricardo Sanz at the helm, combining traditional Japanese influences with contemporary western techniques and ingredients indigenous to the Canary Islands, to create sublimely creative Japanese cuisine. ‘LAB by Sergi Arola’ has only been open to resort guests for an incredibly brief eighteen months, and in its first Michelin review earned the coveted first star.
“Finally, congratulations to the four restaurants that joined the Michelin Star family among the incredibly competitive markets of Portugal, Singapore, Macau, and Shanghai. These ladies and gentlemen of LAB, Lai Heen, Summer Palace, and Jin Xuan have incredibly creative and innovated menus coupled with exceptional service that has been acknowledge on this world stage,” concluded Zinngrebe.
Michelin Stars for 2017:
AQUA, The Ritz-Carlton, Wolfsburg 3 Michelin Stars
M.B., The Ritz-Carlton, Abama 2 Michelin Stars
Enoteca, Hotel Arts, Barcelona 2 Michelin Stars
Tin Lung Heen, The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong 2 Michelin Stars
Kabuki, The Ritz-Carlton, Abama 1 Michelin Star
Tosca, The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong 1 Michelin Star
Azure 45, The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo 1 Michelin Star
Summer Pavilion, The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore 1 Michelin Star
Lai Heen, The Ritz-Carlton, Macau 1 Michelin Star
Jin Xuan, The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong 1 Michelin Star
Lab by Sergi Arola, Penha Longa Resort 1 Michelin Star
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