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Brazil’s First-Ever Michelin Guide Results Have Been Leaked (PO)

By Patrick Hieger

[Catraca Livre]

[Catraca Livre]

Although we weren’t supposed to get the official results for the first-ever Michelin Guide for Brazil  (and the first for Latin America) until April 8, as it seems to happen with almost every new update to the guide worldwide, the results were leaked online this morning. Featuring a total of 17 restaurants and 18 total stars, there were no three-star restaurants announced, Alex Atala’s D.O.M., in São Paulo, was the only restaurant to receive two stars. The list includes the majority of Brazilian restaurants that are also included on the list of Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants. Maní, Epice, Roberta Sudbrack, and Attimo, amongst others, were all given one Michelin Star.

Albert Adriá’s Nikkei Hotspot Pakta Gets A Michelin Star (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[El Comercio]

[El Comercio]

Now that Michelin season is in full swing, news of plenty of new stars and more than a few shocks and surprises are coming out all over the world.  Yesterday it was Spain’s turn for the 2015 guide, and Albert Adría, no stranger to stars or continued fame even since the closing of elBulli, added another to his collection when Pakta, his homage to Peru’s Nikkei cuisine, received its first Michelin star.  Pakta is headed by Jorgé Muñoz, a native Peruvian who’s been with the restaurant since its opening last year.

Both Albert and Ferran Adriá have been outspoken in their love and fascination with Peruvian cuisine, and reviews of the restaurant have been nothing but positive in Pakta’s first year.  The Michelin inspector’s comments said Pakta is “A space with an informal urban environment where current design and a few Peruvian details comingle.  Nikkei cuisine with handcrafted touches.”  That’s another Michelin star for Peru.