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Swiss gain ten new Michelin star restaurants

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Swiss gain ten new Michelin star restaurants
The Park Hotel Vitznau is home to the newest two-star Swiss restaurant. Photo: Park Hotel Vitznau
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Switzerland boasts 110 Michelin star restaurants, according to the guide book's 2014 edition, unveiled on Tuesday.

That’s ten more than for the previous year and almost a third more than a decade ago, reflecting the growth of high-end gastronomic eateries in the mountain country.

The two top-ranked restaurants in Switzerland maintain their three stars.

The Hôtel de Ville in Crissier, a village in the canton of Vaud, and Schauenstein in the Graubünden community of Fürstenau, share an honour that it is bestowed on just over 100 restaurants worldwide.

The country’s newest Michelin two-star restaurant is Focus, housed in the renovated Park Hotel Vitznau, overlooking Lake Lucerne.

“Wine and dine” is one of the 100-year-old hotel’s advertised themes, along with “art and culture” and “health and wealth”.

The hotel’s restaurant is the 19th Swiss address to receive two Michelin stars, “an illustration of the excellence of the Swiss culinary scene,” the Michelin Suisse press service said.

Fifteen new one-star restaurants are in the guide, including Bayview, Il Lago and Le Flacon in Geneva.

In Zurich, the Mesa restaurant and Le Pavillon in the Hotel Baur au Lac joined the prestigious list.

The 520-page hotel and restaurant guide will be officially released on Thursday.

The book provides a review of 820 restaurants and 880 hotels covering a range of budgets, including “Bib gourmand” recommendations for affordable meals.

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