What is the difference between Michelin and Gault&Millau?

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Before you go out to eat, always check the reviews of the restaurant: who is not ‘guilty’ of it? With about 70,000 catering establishments in our country, it is sometimes difficult to find. The various rating systems and well-known restaurant guides out there can then provide a useful guideline. But what is the difference between Michelin and Gault&Millau? Culy explains!

The difference between Michelin and Gault & Millau is actually nil. They both check restaurants, but just in their own way.

What is Michelin?

Of course we all know Michelin from the ‘stars’ that they hand out every year to the real top of the top. Restaurants where everything is right and where advanced techniques are used. At these restaurants you (usually) also pay a lot more than at the local neighborhood cafe. Hence the requirements for a star are strict. Because quality and price must go through the same door.

A restaurant can get one, two or even three stars after the rating. To do this, it must meet a number of criteria: quality, technique, personality and consistency in the dishes. Other factors such as interior and the qualities of the controls are not taken into account. These are, however, tested and indicated with cutlery icons. The more, the merrier. 

What is Gault & Millau?

The two – Michelin and Gault&Millau – are so often mentioned in the same breath that we sometimes almost think they are the same, but they are not. Like Michelin, Gault&Millau publishes a new guide every year with the best restaurants, but does this with points instead of stars. Starting at 10 and going up to 20. Restaurants with less than 10 points will not appear in the guide.

What applies in any case to both Michelin and Gault&Millau is that everything has to be right for both when a mystery guest  comes to eat in a restaurant. This mysterious guest looks at the cuissons (cooking of meat or fish), the flavours, ingredients and presentation. Not only that: the reception, opening times (!), the wine-food recommendations and combinations and the presence of the chef also play a role.

Or that’s all? No. The chairs, personal attention, timing and atmosphere also play an important role. So everything has to be right.

Difference between Michelin and Gault&Millau

So what is the difference between Michelin and Gault&Millau? The biggest difference is in the details. For example, the Gault&Millau inspectors pay much more attention to (small) details and the overall vibe  during the evening – and you can see that from the number of points. While at Michelin you could say that they look more at the bigger picture: a restaurant is worthy of a star or not.

Can a restaurant get a star in the Michelin guide while it has less than 12 points at Gault&Millau? barely. The two major guides often agree on the restaurants in the real top, but it may well be the case that your favorite restaurant comes out better in one guide than in the other. The difference between Michelin and Gault&Millau is therefore not great. You just need to know what to look out for!

And then you also have Bib Gourmand

We admit: in the restaurant world it is not so easy to find your way around with all the ‘chic’ terms. That is why we list it all for you. Because if you are looking for a luxurious, excellent dinner, there is a good chance that you will also see the term Bib Gourmand. Bib Gourmand is part of Michelin.

It’s not a star, but it’s not a consolation prize either. Bib Gourmands are given to restaurants that deliver very high quality for a very reasonable price. To be precise: a restaurant gets a Bib Gourmand if they can serve a three-course menu (excluding drinks) for under € 36,-. With such a good price-quality ratio, you also know that you are in for a delicious and carefree evening of dining.

Source: Culy by culy.nl
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