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Washington DC’s 2019 Michelin Guide: Three Star-Status awarded to The Inn at Little Washington, Virginia as one of 16 star-studded eateries across the Capital Region

by | Sep 17, 2018 | Press Releases

Washington DC’s 2019 Michelin Guide: Three Star-Status awarded to The Inn at Little Washington, Virginia as one of 16 star-studded eateries across the Capital Region

Washington, D.C. welcomes 19 new Bib Gourmand additions and 16 Michelin star accolades to its 2019 Michelin Guide. Most notably, Chef Patrick O’Connell’s The Inn at Little Washington, located in the Blue Ridge town of Washington, Virginia, is the first restaurant in the metro area to receive Three Michelin Stars.

The third installment of the Michelin Guide has garnered increased recognition for Washington DC as an East Coast Culinary Capital bringing a new total of 16 Michelin starred eateries to the city. Michelin’s Washington DC 2019 accolades include:

Three Stars: The Inn at Little Washington – Located just 90 minutes from Washington DC’s metro-centre and celebrating its 40th birthday this year, The Inn at Little Washington has been awarded Michelin’s highest accolade, with the guide noting it as boasting “exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey.” Guests visiting The Inn at Little Washington can expect to find three distinct menus’; ‘Enduring Classics’, ‘Gastronaut’ and vegetarian ‘The Good Earth’ served in chateau-style opulence under the direction of Chef Patrick O’Connell. The Inn also provides luxurious accommodations across 11 guestrooms and surrounding cottages priced from £325 per night.

Two Stars: Minibar and Pineapple & Pearls both retained two stars with the guide noting them as “excellent cooking, worth a detour”.

One Star: Bresca by Ryan Ratino is DC’s first fine dining eatery to go carbon free has been awarded one-star in the 2019 DC Guide alongside Robert Wiedmaier’s new seafood restaurant Siren by RW located in The Darcy Hotel. Michelin notes these new starred restaurants among 13 that feature “high quality cooking, worth a stop”. Restaurants that have upheld their one-star status include; Blue Duck TavernThe DabneyFiolaKinshipKomiMasseriaMetierPlumeRose’s LuxurySushi Taro and Tail up Goat.

Driven by the region’s most talented chefs and an abundance of locally sourced produce from the vine to the shoreline, visitors to the Capital Region can sample dishes with true Capital terroir at over 100 restaurants across Washington, DC and nearby locations in Virginia and Maryland.

In addition to the guide’s star-status, notable Bib Gourmand recognitions for 2019 include Erik Bruner-Yang’s Spoken English at brand new boutique hotel The Line, located in Adams Morgan, the newly opened Napoli Pasta Bar on Sherman Avenue, and H Street’s Toki Underground which impressed judges with their tonkatsu broth.

Other Bib Gourmand entrants of note include ChloeFancy RadishSupraTiger Fork and Unconventional Diner with a whole host of cuisines represented which include Ambar, serving Balkan cuisine, popular Spanish eateries Mola and Del Mar and Middle Eastern restaurant Maydān positioning DC as a truly multicultural city.

“Michelin is telling the world what Washingtonians already know: Pack your appetite and come to DC,” said Elliott Ferguson, president and CEO of Destination DC. “A destination’s food culture has the power to inspire, and we welcome visitors who are in store for unforgettable meals throughout our neighborhoods.”

The Guide will go on sale 17 September 2018 and is available online and from all major retailers.

For more information on The Washington DC Michelin Guide please visit, https://guide.michelin.com/us/washington-dc

For more information please visit, www.capitalregionusa.co.uk