The Michelin Guide is the original good food guide.
For over a century, chefs have competed for its coveted 1, 2 and 3 star classification.
But for the first time since 1991′s major downturn, the latest edition for France contains not a single new entry at 3 star level, .
Instead, and for the first time ever, the guide now features more budget restaurants than those with stars. 601 won the ‘bib gourmand’ title for good food at reasonable prices. Only 577 won stars.
This is yet another indicator of the changing priorities amongst European consumers.
Coincidentally, the blog was already planning a visit to Paris over Easter. It is now looking forward even more to the trip.