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José and Team Celebrate 2018 Michelin Guide

November 2017

"Bienvenue!" French Ambassador Gérard Araud welcomed guests to his majestic Tudor-style residence in Washington DC for a party celebrating the release of the 2018 Michelin guide. The DC restaurant community was out in full force, chatting with Ambassador Araud and other diplomats. The menu for the evening included bites and drinks from all of José's DC restaurants, and for a good reason ... José remained the most decorated chef in the 2018 guide, receiving two Michelin stars for minibar, his temple to avant-garde cooking, and four Bib Gourmand awards for his accessibly-priced restaurants Jaleo, Zaytinya, Oyamel, and China Chilcano. These combined awards make José a rarity in the world, the only chef to receive four Bib Gourmands and two Michelin stars, for a second year in a row.

The Michelin Guide started almost a century ago as a travel book for French motorists, giving recommendations for places to stop on road trips throughout Europe. A restaurant with one star is "a very good restaurant in its category," two stars denotes "excellent cooking, worth a detour," and three stars "exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey." Today it's no longer just for drivers but for restaurant lovers, a mark of quality recognized throughout the food world.

To see what Michelin-endorsed dining is like, make a special journey to minibar by José Andrés, or check out the always amazing Jaleo, Zaytinya, Oyamel, and China Chilcano!