Washington D.C Michelin Guide 2019 announces first three star restaurant

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The Staff Canteen

Editor 14th September 2018

The Inn at Little Washington is the first restaurant in Washington D.C  to achieve three Michelin stars.

“Our inspectors are especially impressed with the consistency of the restaurant scene in D.C," said Michael Ellis, international director of the Michelin Guide.

Patrick OConnell
Patrick O’Connell

“Every starred restaurant recognized last year has maintained exceptional quality and consistently high standards. Notably this year, our inspectors found the kitchens of chefs Patrick O’Connell (The Inn at Little Washington), Ryan Ratino (Bresca) and Robert Wiedmaier and Brian McBride (Siren by RW) demonstrated fine attention to detail and served high-quality, top-notch cuisine,” Michael explained.

“This is a wonderful distinction for The Inn at Little Washington, which celebrated its 40th anniversary earlier this year. Over numerous visits, our inspectors were most impressed by the balance of creative, chef-driven cuisine and impeccable technique from chef O’Connell.”

Additionally, Bresca and Siren by RW were honored with one-star awards for the first time. Bresca, led by chef Ryan Ratino, opened in the fall of 2017. This cozy, stylishly designed neighborhood spot offers well-executed and creative fare made with high-quality ingredients. Ratino’s clever use of ingredients and fine technique never get in the way of approachability and flavor.

 Siren by RW, owned by the ambitious chef Robert Wiedmaier, opened in April of last year in the Darcy Hotel. The kitchen sources impeccable quality seafood and prepares it with surprising finesse on a level that warrants a star.

 The restaurants of well-respected chefs José Andrés (minibar) and Aaron Silverman (Pineapple and Pearls) have maintained their two-star status in the 2019 edition. The two-star distinction recognizes establishments that are worth a detour.

 Also of note are the talented teams at the 11 restaurants which maintained their one-star status from the 2018 edition.  

 

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 14th September 2018

Washington D.C Michelin Guide 2019 announces first three star restaurant