Features 1 minute 30 January 2019

Michelin Inspector Field Notes: January 2019

The latest thoughts from our Michelin inspectors.

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We've already given you a glimpse of how the inspection process works, but now we want to peel back the curtain a little more to give you additional insight into what's going through the minds of our famously anonymous inspectors. The easiest way to do that? Following one of their Twitter accounts (Chicago, New York or San Francisco) or staying up to date with their latest Instagram posts. And yes, these are real inspectors sharing their personal thoughts.

That's one way to get the meal going.

FYI, bottarga is salted, cured fish roe.

This scenario sounds pretty ideal.

Restaurants with tasting menus should take note.

Time to schedule the movers.

Praise for Manhatta.

Wonder what it takes to earn a Michelin star? This:

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Are you a fan of dining solo?

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A meal @ottomantaverna MUST begin with the #chefmeze platter \u2014 even if you\u2019re dining solo #bibgourmand #michelinguidedc

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FYI, bottarga is salted, cured fish roe.

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Was quite impressed by the confidence with which my server told me that #bottarga is a shape of pasta #HumboldtPark #restaurantanonymous

— Michelin Guide (@MichelinGuideCH) January 19, 2019
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This chicken at Momofuku CCDC looks divine.

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The very handsome #chicken for \u201ctwo\u201d @momofukudc was more like a family feast when you factored in the chicken-fat #basmatirice + side salad @davidchang #michelinguidedc

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This scenario sounds pretty ideal.

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For the best seat in the house at @comalrestaurant, sit at the counter where you can feel the warmth of the #woodfire on your face & watch #tortillas being made from scratch #inspectordiaries

— Michelin Guide (@MichelinGuideSF) January 16, 2019
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Restaurants with tasting menus should take note.

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It's almost unbearable to spend $200+ on a tasting menu & then be asked if you want to pay a #supplement for #FoieGras or #Caviar\u2014for that price I would hope it would be included #inspectordiaries

— Michelin Guide (@MichelinGuideCH) January 10, 2019
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Congrats to Jeju Noodle Bar on the accomplishment! Be sure to watch our video about them to learn more.

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#Repost @jejunoodlebar with @get_repost \u30fb\u30fb\u30fb It\u2019s official! First and only noodle restaurant in the US to receive a @michelinguide star! Thank you @michelinguide and @michelininspectors @lavazzaofficial for the plaque!

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Time to schedule the movers.

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Strongly considering moving to Greenpoint just so I can live next door to @_oxomoco_. A thrilling meal from start to finish #onemichelinstar

— Michelin Guide (@MichelinGuideNY) January 10, 2019
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Who doesn't love a chocolate trolley?

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Even after being stuffed to the gills, I managed to squeeze in a little something decadent from the #chocolate trolley at @swiftandsons #dessertdreaming #michelinguidech

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Praise for Manhatta.

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What\u2019s impressive is that @manhatta_nyc isn\u2019t defined by its stunning views\u2014they\u2019re the bonus rather than the raison d'\u00eatre of the restaurant @USHGNYC

— Michelin Guide (@MichelinGuideNY) January 25, 2019
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It's always five o'clock somewhere.

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The #margarita at @casaenrique is a delicious way to ring in #fiveoclockfridays #onemichelinstar #michelinguideny

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Wonder what it takes to earn a Michelin star? This:

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The level of professionalism and consistency displayed by the entire staff @thevillagepubca is emblematic of #OneMichelinStar day after day

— Michelin Guide (@MichelinGuideSF) January 28, 2019
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