Italy gets one more three-starred restaurant by Michelin

Italy gets one more three-starred restaurant by Michelin

Described as a “striking development” for the guide’s 58th edition, four of the star recipients are mere pups in the food world, ranging in age from 26 to 29 years.

“Despite their youth…all of them charmed the inspectors,” says Michelin Italy.

Meanwhile, the new edition also added one more three-starred restaurant to the exclusive club, giving the country a total of seven triple-garlanded eateries.

Piazza Duomo in Piedmont’s Alba region earned the distinction for the chef’s “highly creative, top quality dishes, deeply rooted in the local tradition.”

Steering the kitchen is Chef Enrico Crippa, whose CV includes stints under Michel Bras at Laguiole, Ferran Adrià at El Bulli and three years cooking in Japan.

In a farm-to-table food philosophy reminiscent of New York’s Blue Hill chef Dan Barber, ingredients like vegetables, meat and cheeses are sourced from local producers and menus rotate seasonally.

Perhaps one of the country's best known chefs, Massimo Bottura, also retained his three-star status for Osteria Francescana in Modena.

In total, three new restaurants were awarded two stars, and 10 restaurants earned their first star.

Regionally, Lombardy boasts the most starred addresses at 56, followed by Piedmont which is home to 38 and Campania with 32 starred eateries. The latter is also the fastest-growing area with six new entries this year, and the largest number of two-starred establishments.

The Michelin Guide Italy 2013 goes on sale November 15 for €22.90.