Westchester has some amazing seafood restaurants, a few of them have been recognized by the Michelin Guide. Now, you've probably heard of the Michelin Guide and Michelin Stars, but what does it all mean?

Westchester Seafood Restaurants That Are Michelin Guide Recognized

First of all, yes, it is THAT Michelin. You know, which the white tire mascot that reminds you of the Stay Puft Marshmellow Man from Ghostbusters. Why is a car/tire company rating food?

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The Michelin Guides are a series of guide books that have been published by the French tire company Michelin since 1900. The Guide awards up to three Michelin stars for excellence to a select few restaurants. The acquisition or loss of a star or stars can have dramatic effects on the success of a restaurant.

To increase the demand for cars and, accordingly, car tires, car tire manufacturers and brothers Édouard and André Michelin published a guide for French motorists, the Michelin Guide. Nearly 35,000 copies of this first, free edition of the guide were distributed. It provided information to motorists, such as maps, tire repair and replacement instructions, car mechanics listings, hotels, and petrol stations throughout France.

With a history that spans over a century, the MICHELIN Guide is now globally renowned for its revered star-system. Anonymous inspectors of different nationalities assess restaurants around the world each year based on five criteria: quality of the ingredients used, mastery of flavour and cooking techniques, the personality of the chef in his cuisine, value for money and consistency between visits.

While a rating of one to three stars is most coveted by chefs and restaurateurs alike, what usually remains under the radar are the restaurants listed in the red book but have not been awarded a star. These places are, in fact, judged by the same five criteria used for starred and Bib Gourmand restaurants, and are recognised as establishments serving good food.

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“A restaurant in the selection without a star or Bib Gourmand is the sign of a chef using quality ingredients that are well cooked; simply a good meal,” says Michael Ellis, International Director of the MICHELIN Guides.

Michelin Inspector’s 5 Restaurant Rating Criteria:
1. Quality of products
2. Mastery of flavour and cooking techniques
3. The personality of the chef represented in the dining experience
4. Harmony of flavours
5. Consistency between inspectors’ visits

So, with that all being said, which Westchester seafood restaurants are Michelin Guide recognized? See for yourself below!

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