Features 2 minutes 31 May 2019

Michelin Inspector Field Notes: May 2019

Highlights of 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 California) or staying up to date with their latest Instagram posts. And yes, these are real inspectors sharing their personal thoughts.

If seasons were fruits and vegetables.

Dishwashers are the backbone of every restaurant.

Wonder why service slowed down? Maybe it's your selfies to blame.

Meet you at Pinch Chinese for happy hour tonight?

"If they aren't fresh, don't serve them," should always be included in a restaurant's list of cardinal rules.

Sounds like a great day to me!

Talk about sweet (and sometimes savory) dreams.

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High praise for Chiko in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

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Each dish churned out of this kitchen truly showcased not only the high quality of ingredients, but also delivered full & big flavors @chiko_nyc #michelinguideny

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Dishwashers are the backbone of every restaurant.

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Absolutely love that #MomofukuKo lists its entire team on the website starting w/ the head dishwasher. Just one question though, what exactly does the position Agent of Chaos entail? @momofuku @davidchang #TwoMichelinStars

— Michelin Guide (@MichelinGuideNY) May 9, 2019
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The perfect summertime treat.

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Couldn\u2019t help but double down on this #softserve swirl #forthegram @ramenwellsf #michelinguideca #sanfrancisco

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Wonder why service slowed down? Maybe it's your selfies to blame.

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Props to the waiter who waited patiently with a mise tray of wine glasses while the guests took ALL their selfies #servicelife

— Michelin Guide (@MichelinGuideNY) May 23, 2019
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This is one of the prettiest plates of food I've seen in some time.

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The patio @bistro.jeanty is one of my favorite lunchtime spots in #napavalley. Pictured here is #BlanquetteDeLapin with #pappardelle tossed in a morel-cream sauce #michelinguideca

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Meet you at Pinch Chinese for happy hour tonight?

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The #PekingDuck @PinchChinese was a delicious surprise! And their happy hour? Insanely affordable + tons of fun! #bibgourmand

— Michelin Guide (@MichelinGuideNY) May 7, 2019
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Have you ever had baked feta before?

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Hidden in plain sight and buried beneath bread + healthy herbs was this delightfully creamy French Baked #Feta. Cheese is a food group right? @lulacafe #bibgourmand #michelinguidech

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\"If they aren't fresh, don't serve them,\" should always be included in a restaurant's list of cardinal rules.

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The last bites of #mignardise from a meal leave a lasting impression. If they aren't fresh, don't serve them #StaleMacaron

— Michelin Guide (@MichelinGuideCH) May 9, 2019
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Have you made it to Kith and Kin in D.C. yet?

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A #mushroom forest might be a stretch, but thanks to the talented chefs, this dish takes on a whole new dimension @kithandkindc #michelinguidedc

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Sounds like a great day to me!

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Cold #oysters on the bay make for an excellent day in #Marin

— Michelin Guide (@MichelinGuideCA) May 8, 2019
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For all the New Yorkers that are \"backyard-challenged,\" make a trip to Hometown Bar-B-Que to sate your barbecue fix.

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It\u2019s almost time to fire up the grill! I\u2019m backyard-challenged, but this will do nicely. Wood-fired #chicken with #Oaxacan marinade @hometownbarbque #bibgourmand #michelinguideny #HappyMemorialDay #memorialdayweekend

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Talk about sweet (and sometimes savory) dreams.

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Am I the only person who dreams about perfect #souffles? Tall rise, no cracks, creamy center, golden top #FoodForThought

— Michelin Guide (@MichelinGuideCH) May 14, 2019
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