Genoa – Two new stars are shining in Ligurian cuisine: the Michelin Italia 2022 guide has awarded the recognition (one star) to two new Ligurian restaurants. This is the “St. George“In Viale Brigate Bisagno, in Genoa, and of the”Vegetable garden“In via Venino, in Moneglia.
Confirmed the star also to the seven other venues who could already boast the coveted recognition: “The cook”, in vico Falamonica in Genoa, “Impronta acqua” in Cavi di Lavagna, “Claudio” in via XXV Aprile in Bergeggi, “Vescovado” in piazzale Rosselli in Noli, “Paolo and Barbara” in via Roma in Sanremo, “Sarri” on the Colombo seafront in Imperia and “Nove” in via Privata Montagu in Alassio.
Michelin stars in Italy
Look further south, and to Campania and Calabria in particular, the geography of gourmand destinations outlined today by the Michelin guide, but also look at the cities, and not the usual notes. Venice, for example, becomes a destination not only for art but also for gourmets with the star assigned to Local by Matteo Tagliapetria, to Wistèria by Simone Selva and Zanze XVI.
A total of 1900 restaurants have been reviewed in the ‘red’ with 378 starred restaurants, from North to South. “Our inspectors observed surprising energy.”
The eleven three Michelin star restaurants all have been confirmed: Piazza Duomo in Alba; From Vittorio to Brusaporto (Bergamo); St. Hubertus in San Cassiano (Bolzano); Le Calandre in Rubano (Padua); From the Fisherman to Canneto sull’Oglio (Mantua); Osteria Francescana in Modena; Enoteca Pinchiorri in Florence; La Pergola in Rome; Reale in Castel di Sangro (L’Aquila) Mauro Uliassi in Senigallia (Ancona) and Enrico Bartolini at Mudec in Milan. All restaurants that, according to the guide inspectors, are “worth the trip”.
But the 67th edition of the Michelin Guide has reserved several surprises: for the first time in Franciacorta the international director of the Michelin guides Gwendal Poullennec has assigned the coveted two Michelin stars to two Campania companies: Krèsios by Giuseppe Iannotti in Telese Terme (Benevento) and Tre Olivi in Paestum (Salerno) which marks an unprecedented exploit going from zero to two stars. Excited Giovanni Solofra in being catapulted into a host of addresses that deserve the journey made up of 38 restaurants and two new ones.
On the other hand, there are 329 restaurants along the Peninsula with a Michelin star and among these 33 news, while 30 restaurants have received the recognition of sustainability “not only for the emotions of taste – said Poullennec – for the respect of local products and the territory but because they lead us to think differently about waste at the table and in the consumption of water and energy “. The green stars were awarded to the swimming champion Federica Pellegrini together with Marco Do, Michelin Italy communication chief who said: “Our strategy is long-term but if it looks far, it also starts far away. If in tires we are launching the anti- waste “we are made to last”, in catering we like to highlight the growing attention to sustainability, which is not only a prerogative of starred restaurants but of many businesses reviewed in the guide “.
In the ranking of the stars by regions Lombardy maintains the leadership thanks to the 56 restaurants in the “red” and 4 new starred restaurants. Campania, on the other hand, wins the annual record of novelties, seven, taking second place with 48 restaurants. Piedmont thus drops one step, with 1 novelty and 45 restaurants, followed by Tuscany in fourth position and Veneto which is the second most awarded region in the 2022 edition thanks to five new star restaurants in the guide. Among the provinces Naples is confirmed first, followed by Rome in second position, third Bolzano ahead of Cuneo with Milan slipping into fifth position with 18 starred restaurants. Still few women awarded but three ideally tell a life in the kitchen: Nadia Santini, gray hair and a welcoming smile at Dal Pescatore in Canneto sull’Oglio (Mantua) awarded as best mentor chef, Sonja Egger awarded as best sommelier 2022 in Castelbello (Bolzano) by the Brunello Consortium di Montalcino, and Solaika Marrocco who obtained the special Young Chef award and the Michelin star for Primo Restaurant in Lecce.