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Komi and Metier earn their first star in the 2018 s election

Published at: 2017/10/19

The new selection of the MICHELIN guide Washington D.C confirms the excellence of the local culinary scene

Michelin today released the new selection of the MICHELIN guide Washington, D.C. 2018, and adds two more one starred-restaurants to the nation’s capital. “In this second selection, our inspectors have thoroughly enjoyed the continued evolution and high standards of the culinary scene in Washington D.C. Every restaurant recognized last year has maintained its quality level.” said Michael Ellis, international director of the MICHELIN guides. “We truly believe in the potential of the local scene, which will continue to develop thanks to the creativity and the talent of local chefs”.

In the 2018 selection, the restaurant Komi, led by locally beloved Chef Johnny Monis, earns its first star. In addition to the top notch cuisine, this spot also provides an interesting wine selection and excellent wine service. The Mediterranean tasting menu offers diners a variety of small bites, house-made pasta, and roasted meat, often goat. An additional restaurant has been awarded one star: Metier, owned by the ambitious and highly creative Chef Eric Zeibold, also chef of Kinship, located upstairs and awarded one star last year. The cuisine served in Metier exudes finesse, many of the items on the contemporary menu are sourced locally and from their L’ Abeille Garden at RDV Vineyards in DeLaplane, VA.

The two-starred restaurants of beloved chefs Patrick O’Connell Inn at Little Washington, José Andrés from Minibar and Aaron Silverman Pineapple and Pearls have maintained their distinction in the second edition. Also of note are the talented teams at The Dabney, Fiola, Tail Up Goat and the nine total restaurants that maintained their remarkable one-star status from the inaugural edition.

The 2018 Bib Gourmand were announced last week for Washington D.C. Bib Gourmand restaurants are selected by Michelin’s inspectors for the quality of their food, while making it possible to order two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for $40 or less (tax and gratuity not included). Additionally, the MICHELIN guide Washington DC 2018 recognizes more than 70 restaurants with the Plate symbol, a designation given to restaurants that inspectors recognize as having potential and are recommended to travellers and locals for quality food. The MICHELIN guide is a selection of restaurants and not just a mere listing of restaurants. More than 33 styles of cuisines appear in the MICHELIN guide. Diners can find recommendations for establishments with notable wine, beer, sake and cocktail lists, as well as menus on which average prices are $25 and under.

The 2018 selection includes:

  • Three restaurants with two stars
  • 11 restaurants with one star
  • 22 restaurants with a Bib Gourmand
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