Michelin has added a new tool to the arsenals of serious eaters mapping out their next Michelin-rated dining experience: a brand new series of premium maps to quickly locate top-rated restaurants listed in the latest editions of the U.S. MICHELIN Guides.
“Consider this new map a shortcut to the shortlist of Michelin-recommended restaurants,” said Alice Searcy, director of marketing for Michelin Travel and Lifestyle in North America. “This product is designed to give busy residents, business travelers and tourists the quickest route plus vital tips and information to New York City’s best restaurants. For the culinary enthusiast, it is one more great resource.”
The first in this series, the “New York City Map of Great Places to Eat 2015,” goes on sale today. San Francisco and Chicago versions will launch the second week of January 2015. The cost per map is $9.95.
The New York City map uses an A-to-Z index to list Michelin’s Bib Gourmand and Michelin-starred restaurants in all five of the city’s boroughs. Diners can choose restaurants based on cuisine, price, neighborhood, even ambiance and comfort levels. The map also includes street addresses, cross streets and the nearest suggested subway stops. Most importantly, all the restaurants on the map have been visited by Michelin’s famously-anonymous food inspectors. Designed to be durable, the product is laminated with an accordion-fold making it convenient to use and carry.
The 126 New York City Bib Gourmand restaurants in the map are selected by Michelin inspectors and serve two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for $40 or less (tax and gratuity not included). They are often the restaurants that the inspectors frequent themselves. As always, this year’s 73 Michelin-starred restaurants in New York City represent culinary excellence, being judged for the food on the plate, the quality of the products, mastery of flavor and cooking, personality of the cuisine and overall consistency.
For more information on the new maps, visit www.michelintravel.com.
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