The Michelin Guide has released its 2017 edition for France, adding 57 new restaurants to the guide, removing a star from 52 restaurants resulting in France having a total of 616 Michelin-starred restaurants.
Cheval Blanc Courchevel hotel's Le 1947 restaurant was the only restaurant promoted to three stars. It's run by executive chef Yannick Alléno where menu prices range from €127 to €450, reports eater.com.
Twelve restaurants were promoted to two Michelin stars, including Le Pressoir d’Argent Gordon Ramsay located on the first floor of the InterContinental Bordeaux Le Grand Hotel.
Discussing the accolade, Ramsay commented: "I am so proud of the incredible team in Bordeaux, to win our second star after just 17 months, after gaining our first star in our first few months, [it] is truly an honour and a testament to the loyalty and dedication of the team and chef de cuisine, Gilad Peled.
"France is home to some of the best produce and wines in the world, but also championing produce from the British Isles such as venison from the Scottish countryside and sparkling wines from Kent, is what has made this restaurant exceptional. A big bravo to the team at Intercontinental Bordeaux – I’m very excited for the year ahead."