The Michelin Guide rewards Yannick Alleno and his modern cuisine with its highest distinction, three stars, twice. A confirmation for Alleno Paris at the Pavillon Ledoyen; an apotheosis for 1947 at Cheval Blanc in Courchevel; a rarely-seen accolade.
Last Thursday, the prestigious Michelin Guide announced the much awaited news of this year's gained and lost stars for France’s restaurants. To sum up, the guide counts 616 Michelin starred restaurants in total, 16 more than last year. Seventy establishments were awarded new stars while a surprising 52 lost one or more stars. The France Michelin Guide 2016 had a total of 26 restaurants in the three-star category, including new Parisian entrants Alain Ducasse at the Plaza Athénée Hotel and Le Cinq helmed by Christian Lesquer at the Four Seasons George V Hotel.
YANNICK ALLÉNO & MODERN CUISINE
Acquainted with cooking by his family (his grand-mother and his parents who used to manage bistros), taught by the best (among them six Meilleurs Ouvriers de France: Manuel Martinez, Gabriel Biscay, Roland Durand, Martial Henguehard et Louis Grondard), Alléno dedicates his life to his passion and advocated a French cuisine that both draws its strength from its heritage and is ambitious in its creativity.
In 2013, looking for purity in tastes, he started to work on sauces, French gastronomy founding pillar. This distinctive and visionary approach, in which R&D take a great part, led him to a major evolution of French cuisine: modern cuisine.
RESTAURANT 1947 IN CHEVAL BLANC, COURCHEVEL
In 2008, Cheval Blanc Courchevel entrusts Alléno with the hotel’s entire F&B division, and in 2010 gets rewarded by two Michelin stars for his work at 1947. More on the 1947 and Yannick Alléno
ALLÉNO PARIS AU PAVILLON LEDOYEN
Established in the Pavillon Ledoyen since July 2014, Alléno Paris obtains its first three Michelin stars only after seven months of operations. In 2017, Alléno et his business partner Florence Cane will start a renovation campaign (without closing) at the Pavillon Ledoyen, which celebrates this year its 225-year anniversary.