Guide to Four Seasons Michelin-Starred Restaurants
Six restaurants in Asia, North America and Europe have received special recognition from one of the most respected guides in the restaurant industry—the Michelin Red Guide.
Chefs at Four Seasons restaurants around the world craft unforgettable dining experiences, often using the freshest local ingredients blended with their worldly and innovative culinary expertise. Following these standards, six Four Seasons restaurants have received special recognition from one of the most respected guides in the industry—the Michelin Red Guide. When a restaurant receives a Michelin star, the implications are resounding. Remarkable service and exceptional food are requirements, but the star—or multiple stars—denotes a certain quality of excellence that all restaurants strive to achieve. At Four Seasons, guests expect a similar sort of well-rounded excellence, and the chefs at these restaurants offer just that.
You’ll find your palate piqued by the Hotel’s duo of Michelin-starred restaurants. Lung King Heen, headed by Executive Chef Chan Yan Tak, who has the distinct honour of being the first Chinese chef to earn the prestigious three-star accolade, is focused on fresh Cantonese cuisine, particularly seafood, presented with outstanding service. Venture here in late October or early November to experience the annual Hairy Crab menus, a true local delicacy.
Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong also serves impeccable French cuisine at Caprice, another three-star establishment. Led by Chef Fabrice Vulin, Caprice serves contemporary French cuisine accompanied by the finest French wines and artisanal cheeses.
Zi Ya Heen serves its two-star Cantonese-inspired cuisine under the auspices of Hoi Pui Yung, Executive Chef of Chinese Kitchen. Traditional Cantonese offerings are complemented by a fine selection of Chinese specialty teas for an authentic culinary experience. Creative dim sum dishes are a highlight here.
In California, Wolfgang Puck’s CUT delivers the classic steakhouse with a twist, serving non-traditional entrées such as the signature Indian spiced Wagyu beef short ribs. This celebrated eatery was the recipient of a Michelin star in 2008 and 2009, but Michelin has not published a Los Angeles guide since then. And while technically there are no Michelin stars for architecture, the airy curves at the restaurant designed by Richard Meier and Partners enhance a great meal.
Michelin guides began in France, and for more than 100 years they have been leading travellers to excellent lodging and dining. It’s fitting, then, that France’s own Le Cinq at Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris earned its first star just two months after opening, followed by a second star within the first year. Under the guidance of Executive Chef Eric Briffard, the menus here exemplify classic French cuisine, such as duck foie gras, while also embracing newer, lighter cooking styles. The elegant dining room provides the ideal setting with beautiful views of the legendary Hotel’s courtyard and garden.
As the newest restaurant to receive a coveted star, Il Palagio offers savoury seasonal menus featuring authentic Italian cuisine served with a refreshing, modern twist. For the full experience, try the multi-course tasting menus with wine and food pairings expertly crafted by Executive Chef Vito Mollica and his dedicated team.