Yet Another Michelin Star for Edinburgh, Tuesday January 19 2010
In Edinburgh, we’re renowned for our fine taste in food. Where
else is chippy sauce
a culinary institution for instance? But just in case you’re a
Doubting Thomas, this week the esteemed Michelin Guide provided the
requisite evidence. Let’s face it – with a physique like that,
the Michelin man obviously knows his grub.
The capital is now home to FIVE Michelin-starred restaurants
after one of the city’s newest eateries won the coveted award,
joining existing winners The Balmoral, Martin Wishart,
and Plumed Horse.
Chef Paul Kitching might have only opened 21212 (that’s the name, not
the bill thankfully) less than a year ago, but his ‘restaurant with
rooms’ is already no stranger to awards, picking up a whole host of
commendations, including Best New Restaurant in the UK 2009 at the
National Restaurant Awards and Most Stylish Hotel 2009 at the
Scottish Style Awards.
This all makes us the city with the most Michelin stars outside
London, and with the nearby Champany Inn in Linlithgow
also holding a Michelin star, that makes it a total of six stars in
the Edinburgh city region.
With only 17 stars awarded across the whole of
Scotland, the region currently holds more than a
third of the country’s Michelin stars, which means we really
can steak (groan) a claim to be the nation’s culinary capital.