The latest edition of the Gault&Millau is always eagerly anticipated in Luxembourg. The acclaimed restaurant guide lists the country's top spots for fine dining. This handy volume for food lovers, which goes on sale in bookshops from 14 November 2017 and is already accessible via the dedicated website and mobile app, emphasises the unique identity of Luxembourg's culinary landscape and local produce.
The 2018 winners
Yann Castano, chef at the Oro e Argento restaurant, was chosen as 2018 Chef of the Year. The other 2018 winners are:
- Estelle Sidoni (La Maison Lefèvre) – Hostess of the Year;
- Fernando Andreu (Bosque Fevi) – Mediterranean Chef of the Year;
- Matthieu Vanwetteren (Apdikt) – Discovery of the Year.
This year, the guide's editors also decided to pay tribute to market gardener Sandrine Pingeon from Paniers de Sandrine, the new Personality of the Year, who has won over several of Luxembourg's top chefs with the outstanding quality of her produce.
The top restaurants
In the rankings for the country's restaurants, Mosconi (Luxembourg City) and La Distillerie come top, with 18 points out of 20 and four toques. Following closely behind, in third place, the Clairefontaine scores 17.5 points and four toques. With 17 points, Ma Langue Sourit is the fourth and final restaurant with four toques.
La Cristallerie notches up 16.5 points, followed by Ristorante Favaro (16), Bouquet Garni (15.5), Oro e Argento (15.5), La Gaichel (15.5), Lea Linster (15.5), Côté cour (15), Patin d'or (15), Fani Ristorante (15) and Apdikt (15).
The famous guide goes digital
While the paper version of the guide will be available in bookshops on 14 November 2017, the website and mobile app have already been updated with the 90 Luxembourg restaurants featured in the 2018 edition of the Guide Belux (Belgique-Luxembourg).
The online version gives users the option of filtering their searches with multiple criteria and displaying the location of the restaurants on a map. The website and mobile app, both available free of charge, are a great addition to the print version of the guide for Belgium and Luxembourg, which will be on sale for €29.
A country with a proud tradition of fine dining
Did you know that Luxembourg has the highest number of Michelin-starred restaurants in proportion to its population of any country in the world? And that the only woman to have won the prestigious Bocuse d'Or is Luxembourg's Lea Linster?
In Luxembourg, the cultural diversity of the population, the country's unique geographical position between France and Germany and the history and traditions of local cuisine all come together to create an environment conducive to culinary creation. From simple hearty cooking to haute cuisine, from traditional Luxembourgish dishes to Asian fusion, here you can indulge your taste buds with top-quality local produce, excellent beers and wines that you won't find anywhere else, and the creative genius of innovative chefs.
(Article written by the editorial team of the luxembourg.lu portal)