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Michelin’s Bib Gourmands are selected by Michelin’s esteemed and anonymous food inspectors and represent restaurants that serve two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for $40 or less (tax and gratuity not included). Most important, they are the restaurants that the Michelin inspectors frequent themselves.

In the 2014 edition, 138 New York City restaurants, which include a diverse range of 31 cuisine types across the five boroughs, have been designated as Bib Gourmands, compared to 126 last year.  While the famous Michelin stars remain the most celebrated international distinction in the MICHELIN Guide, the Bib Gourmand is a highly desired honor among restaurateurs and one that is recognized by the many people who covet quality food at a reasonable price.

Michelin’s anonymous inspectors regularly dine across Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island to make their choices for the Bib Gourmands and the other selections in the MICHELIN Guide New York. These local inspectors are trained to scrupulously apply the same time-tested methods used by Michelin inspectors for many decades throughout the world. This ensures a uniform, international standard of excellence.  As a further guarantee of complete objectivity, Michelin inspectors pay all their bills in full.

New York City MICHELIN guide 2014
Bib gourmands =

Borough District Establishment
Manhattan Gramercy, Flatiron & Union Square ABC Cocina
Manhattan Midtown East & Murray Hill al Bustan
Queens Alobar
Queens Andy’s Seafood & Grill
Manhattan Lower East Side Apizz
Manhattan Greenwich, West Village & Meatpacking District Aroma Kitchen & Wine Bar
Manhattan Greenwich, West Village & Meatpacking District August
Queens Ayada
Brooklyn Baci & Abbracci
Queens Basil Brick Oven Pizza
Brooklyn Battersby
Manhattan Upper East Side Beyoglu
Manhattan Greenwich, West Village & Meatpacking District Bianca
Queens Bistro 33
Manhattan Greenwich, West Village & Meatpacking District Bohemian
Manhattan Gramercy, Flatiron & Union Square Boqueria
Manhattan Gramercy, Flatiron & Union Square Bread & Tulips
Queens bun-ker
Brooklyn Buttermilk Channel
Queens Casa Enrique
Manhattan Lower East Side Cata
Brooklyn Char No. 4
Brooklyn Chavela’s
Manhattan Midtown West Cho Dang Gol
Manhattan SoHo & Nolita Ciccio
Manhattan Lower East Side Clinton St. Baking Company
Manhattan Chelsea Co Ba
Manhattan Lower East Side Congee Village
Manhattan Greenwich, West Village & Meatpacking District Crispo
Manhattan East Village DBGB Kitchen & Bar 
Brooklyn Dear Bushwick
Manhattan Chinatown Dim Sum Go Go
Brooklyn Diner
Manhattan East Village Dirt Candy
Manhattan Midtown West Don Antonio by Starita
Brooklyn Do or Dine
Manhattan SoHo & Nolita Ed’s Lobster Bar
Brooklyn Egg
Manhattan Midtown East & Murray Hill El Parador
Manhattan Harlem, Morningside & Washington Heights El Paso Taqueria
Staten Island Enoteca Maria
Manhattan Lower East Side Family Recipe
Manhattan Greenwich, West Village & Meatpacking District Fatty ‘Cue
Manhattan Greenwich, West Village & Meatpacking District Fatty Crab
Brooklyn Frankies 457 Spuntino
Brooklyn Franny’s
Manhattan Upper East Side Garden Court Cafe
Brooklyn The General Greene
Manhattan Upper West Side Gennaro
Brooklyn The Good Fork
Brooklyn Gran Electrica
Manhattan Midtown East & Murray Hill HanGawi
Bronx Havana Cafe
Manhattan Greenwich, West Village & Meatpacking District Hecho en Dumbo
Manhattan Gramercy, Flatiron & Union Square Hill Country Chicken
Queens Hino Maru Ramen
Queens Hunan House
Queens Hunan Kitchen of Grand Sichuan
Manhattan Greenwich, West Village & Meatpacking District Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria
Queens Il Poeta
Manhattan SoHo & Nolita Jean Claude
Manhattan Upper East Side J.G. Melon
Manhattan Harlem, Morningside & Washington Heights Jin Ramen
Queens John Brown Smokehouse
Manhattan Harlem, Morningside & Washington Heights J. Restaurant Chez Asta
Manhattan Lower East Side Katz’s
Manhattan Greenwich, West Village & Meatpacking District Keste Pizza & Vino
Manhattan Midtown East & Murray Hill Land of Plenty
Manhattan Gramercy, Flatiron & Union Square Laut
Manhattan SoHo & Nolita L’Ecole
Manhattan East Village Lil’ Frankie’s
Queens Little Pepper
Manhattan Greenwich, West Village & Meatpacking District Lupa
Queens Lu Xiang Yuan
Queens Mamak House
Manhattan Midtown East & Murray Hill Mapo Tofu
Brooklyn Marlow & Sons
Brooklyn Mayfield
Manhattan Lower East Side The Meatball Shop
Manhattan Midtown West Mercato
Brooklyn Mesa Coyoacan
Manhattan Greenwich, West Village & Meatpacking District Mexicana Mama
Bronx Mexicosina
Brooklyn Mile End
Manhattan Upper West Side Miss Mamie’s Spoonbread Too
Manhattan East Village Momofuku Noodle Bar
Manhattan East Village Momofuku Ssam Bar
Manhattan Gramercy, Flatiron & Union Square Momokawa
Manhattan Greenwich, West Village & Meatpacking District Murray’s Cheese Bar
Manhattan Chinatown New Malaysia
Brooklyn Northeast Kingdom
Manhattan East Village Northern Spy Food Co.
Brooklyn No. 7
Manhattan Chinatown Nyonya
Queens Ornella
Brooklyn Paulie Gee’s
Manhattan Greenwich, West Village & Meatpacking District Perry Street
Manhattan Midtown East & Murray Hill Phoenix Garden
Brooklyn Pok Pok NY
Manhattan East Village Porsena
Brooklyn Prime Meats
Brooklyn Prospect
Manhattan East Village Prune
Brooklyn Purple Yam
Manhattan East Village Robataya
Brooklyn Roberta’s
Manhattan SoHo & Nolita Rubirosa
Brooklyn Runner & Stone
Brooklyn Rye
Queens Salt & Fat
Manhattan Gramercy, Flatiron & Union Square Saravanaas
Brooklyn Seersucker
Manhattan Midtown East & Murray Hill Seo
Manhattan Midtown East & Murray Hill Sip Sak
Manhattan SoHo & Nolita Snack
Manhattan East Village Soba-Ya
Brooklyn Speedy Romeo
Manhattan East Village Supper
Manhattan Upper West Side Sura
Manhattan Midtown West Szechuan Gourmet
Queens Tang
Brooklyn Tanoreen
Manhattan Greenwich, West Village & Meatpacking District Tertulia
Bronx Tra Di Noi
Brooklyn Traif
Manhattan Gramercy, Flatiron & Union Square Turkish Kitchen
Queens Uncle Zhou
Manhattan Upper East Side Untitled
Manhattan Upper East Side Uva
Staten Island Vida
Brooklyn Vinegar Hill House
Manhattan Midtown East & Murray Hill Wild Edibles
Brooklyn Xixa
Manhattan Lower East Side Yunnan Kitchen
Manhattan East Village Zabb Elee
Queens Zabb Elee
Bronx zero otto nove
Manhattan Harlem, Morningside & Washington Heights Zoma

SOURCE Michelin

Restaurants around the World

January 5, 2012 11:00 am - Posted by Jody in Eat

According to the Michelin Guide (2008), Tokyo, Japan is home to 160,000 restaurants, 191 of which have been given Michelin Stars.  Of the 23,000 restaurants in New York City, 54 have been given Michelin stars. Finally Paris has 20,000 restaurants, 98 of which have been given Michelin stars.

So what does this mean?

In Tokyo only 0.12% of the restaurants have Michelin stars. In New York that statistic is almost doubled to 0.23% of restaurants having Michelin stars, and in Paris 0.49% of restaurants have Michelin stars.

Clearly owning a restaurant that receives a Michelin star is a great accomplishment.  We have some of these chefs submitting their recipes to us!

Check them out here http://wineportfolio.com/sectionRecipes.html

The Right Shot: The Art of Photography & Whiskey

January 25, 2011 5:25 pm - Posted by Zachary in Drink

In the past 30 years iconic Grammy Award winning photographer Albert Watson has over 200 Vogue and 40 Rolling Stone covers to his credit and in 2010 decided to take his lenses on the “road less travelled”, to document The Macallan signature sherry oak casks on their  journey from the scenic forests of northern Spain to The Macallan home in Scotland.

An evening away from Wine Portfolio last Thursday led me to the pleasure of attending  The Macallan Masters of Photography Collection premiere at the Milk Studio in New York’s meatpacking district.

Showcasing two revered art processes, photography and whiskey-making, Watson took a 12-day photographic odyssey to document the journey of a young couple taking a voyage of discovery and the breathtaking backdrops they encounter along the way of the more than 600 miles of bucolic scenery.

Olivia Munn, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart’s newest correspondent said she was “thrilled to be here and to be living in New York” while Vincent Piazza who plays “Lucky Luciano” on the hit HBO series “Boardwalk Empire” was also in attendance.

Even though the buzz in the room on Thursday was about the beauty of the iconic images of Mr. Watsons’ photo series, the real star of the night was The Macallan Sherry Oak 20 Years Old. A limited selection of just 200 bottles  is available for purchase now in the U.S. for $1,000 each. The bottle arrives in a sleek black presentation box and includes a specially commissioned label by Watson alongside a set of 10 unique portfolio prints.

For collectors another 36 individually customized bottles of The Macallan 1946 whiskey, the year Watson first met his wife, Elizabeth, each with a signed one-of-a-kind collectible platinum print, will also be available for purchase later this year for $16,000.

I for one would love to try The Macallan 1946 whiskey but I think it is out of my price range. I have sampled a 1970 whiskey. What about you, what’s the oldest tipple you’ve ever had the pleasure to enjoy?

By Zachary Puznak

For more information: http://www.themacallan.com/home.aspx