Gastronomie reported on the new Michelin 04 red guide for Germany. A very rough summary of certain points follows:
-- No change in three stars (5).
-- 23 new one-stars (incl. two in Berlin, which has not necessarily been well-rated as a city historically by Michelin, and incl. regained single stars). After this change, there will be 176 restaurants in Germany with one-star (the gross addition of 23 is offset partially by 18 restaurants' loss of their single star. Of the 18, 13 closed.)
-- Among the promoted (presumably one-stars) is Berlin's Thomas Neeser at the hotel restaurant of the Adlon, close to the Brandenbourg gate. Another promoted in Berlin is Christian Lohse of the Vivaldi restaurant in the Regent Schlosshotel.
-- One German restaurant lost its two stars -- this is the restaurant Carême. This news was reported to us a number of months ago by a fellow CH, following my indication of a desire to sample the restaurant's food.