COVID-19 Restriction on Micheline Star Restaurants


COVID-19 Restriction on Micheline Star Restaurants

Independent restaurants and businesses have taken a severe hit due to the pandemic. Michelin-Starred restaurants are no different. At the early stages of COVID-19 in Europe, almost the entire continent was under complete lockdown. Gradually as things started to get better, the governments lifted the restrictions. As a result, restaurants are now offering takeaways and home deliveries. In some parts of Europe, including the UK, Michelin-starred restaurants are now open for the general public. You can now grab a bite with your mates or even go on dates.

According to the official reports of the Michelin Guide, over 80% of the global Michelin restaurants are now open. The numbers are very low in America but in European countries like Span, Italy, and France over 75% of the Michelin star restaurants during the COVID-19 are open.

COVID-19 Restriction on Micheline Star Restaurants
COVID-19 Restriction on Micheline Star Restaurants

It’s time to find out which restaurants are open and which ones are closed according to the research made by postingtravel. We’ll take a look at their culinary experience as well.

  1. Geranium, Copenhagen, Denmark

The restaurant is located in the middle of Copenhagen at Parken. It is a gourmet restaurant. Head chef Rasmus Kofoed comes up with innovative cooking techniques every year and it is the only three-starred restaurant across Denmark.

Geranium started its journey in the travel culinary industry back in 2007. Just after one year, it was awarded a Michelin star. They closed down in 2009 but again reopened in Parken in 2010.  In 2013 the restaurant was awarded two stars and after a short while under the head chef, it received the exclusive three-star rating.

They offer high concept cooking and you will get to experience an amazing panoramic view from the 8th floor.

Current Status: Open for dine-in only

  1. L’Ambroisie, Paris, France

This is a three-starred Michelin restaurant located in Place des Vosges, Paris. L’Ambroise is run by Chef Bernard Pacaud. Bernard is a famous chef in the travel culinary industry. He started his journey way back in 1962 just at the age of 15.

L’Ambroise is arguably one of the best restaurants in Europe. Chef Bernard’s redefined classical cooking pattern has truly made this restaurant stand out as the pearl of Paris in the travel culinary industry. In 2015 the restaurant had the pleasure to serve the 44th president of the United States, Barack Obama.

Current Status: Open for dine-in only

  1. Maaemo, Oslo, Norway

Maaemo was opened in 2010 in Oslo, Norway by the current Head Chef Esben Holmboe Bang. He is also the owner of the restaurant. The name of the restaurant itself has a special meaning to it. Maaemo means ‘Mother Earth’ in ancient Norse and Chef Esben’s vision is to resonate the qualities of the earth through his food.

The food served by the restaurant is bright with clean Nordic flavors. They use local produces to make their delicacies. You will get to taste different seasons in their food. The restaurant also has an exciting tasting menu which is a favorite among loyal customers.

Current Status: Open for dine-in only

  1. The Fat Duck, London, England

The Fat Duck is run by the famous Heston Blumenthal. If you don’t know who Heston is, then you haven’t watched enough cooking shows. The Fat Duck started its journey in 1995. It’s located in an ancient 16th-century building.

In the early days, the Fat Duck was known for being similar to French Bistros. But with time the restaurant has evolved drastically. Now it’s popular for food invention and precision cooking. Chef Heston is a master at multi-sensory cooking, food pairing, and flavor encapsulation.

This is one of the best restaurants in london. The menu is filled with intricate items like mock turtle soup. It is widely reported that the dish was inspired by Alice in Wonderland.

Since the lockdown restrictions have been taken away you can enjoy their 14-course menu while inspecting the historic architecture.

Current Status: Open for Dine-In Only

  1. Lasarte, Barcelona, Spain

Lasarte started its journey in the travel culinary industry fairly recently in 2006. It got the 3-star Michelin rating in 2017 and they are still going strong.

This restaurant is deemed as the spiritual project of Chef Martin Berasategui. Inspiring professional chefs work under the mentorship of Chef Martin. They aim to delight your taste buds with Spanish flavor and aroma.

But recently after the renovation, they have taken a more modern approach. The ambiance is far brighter than it used to be. They have introduced a semi-private room in the main dining room. There’s also a Chef’s Table where you can dine privately with eight people. The area is now surrounded by glass walls.

You will get to experience the culture of Barcelona and compare it with traditional Spanish cuisine.

Current Status: Closed

  1. Mirazur, Menton, France

Mirazur is operated by the famous Argentine chef Mauro Colagreco. Although it used to be a two Michelin starred restaurant it had the flavors to compete with the three-starred restaurants and now it is a three-star Michelin Restaurant. In 2018 it was ranked 3rd in the Top 50 restaurants by the Restaurant Magazine and in 2019 it reached the first place.

The breathtaking views of the French Riviera coupled with the vegetable gardens of the restaurant result in an unrivaled ambiance that oozes with perfection. The talented chefs under the leadership of Chef Mauro know how to please the mouths of their customers.

Most of their dishes are made using fresh produces from their gardens. It’s fair to say La Mirazur excels in all the departments as a restaurant

Current Status: Open for Dine-In and Takeaway

COVID-19 Restriction on Micheline Star Restaurants 

In the early stages of the pandemic, most restaurants had to stay open. But 83% of the Michelin Star restaurants are now open. American restaurants with Michelin stars started to offer home deliveries. But as food isn’t only about the flavors, European restaurants remained closed during the lockdown.

As of now the restrictions across most European countries have been lifted. But be sure to check travel restrictions before traveling and take all the necessary precautions.

Final Thoughts 

The travel Culinary Industry in Europe took a massive hit at the start of the pandemic. But as things are getting better the restaurants are now serving their mouthwatering food once again.

Be sure to check official statements because it doesn’t take too long for things to go south.

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