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MICHELIN 2018 guide launch event : winners & our INFINITI partnership

 - 05/10/2017

Michelin Star hopefuls gathered at East London’s The Brewery for the much-anticipated launch of the MICHELIN Guide Great Britain & Ireland 2018. Read on to discover the major winners, as well as news on a specially curated collection of restaurants in partnership with premium car brand INFINITI.

The winners

Following last year’s first-ever launch event for the MICHELIN Guide, chefs and restaurateurs came together on Monday (2 October) to find out the Michelin Star recipients for the 2018 edition.

The event saw 17 new restaurants awarded one Michelin Star, bringing the total number of one-starred restaurants in the guide up to 150.

Meanwhile, French restaurant Claude Bosi at Bibendum, located in London’s famous Michelin House, gained two Michelin Stars.

But arguably the most historic win of the night was for The Araki, as it became the first-ever Japanese restaurant in the UK to be awarded a third star.


The highlights

INFINITI, one of Michelin’s event partners, helped to put on a spectacle that did justice to the occasion.

The car brand showcased its state-of-the-art Q30 and Q60 models at the entrance of The Brewery, captivating the attendees before they’d even set foot inside.

Within the venue, people could experience a fusion of innovation through INFINITI’s dedicated area – featuring a live clay modelling demonstration and live drawings by the INFINITI Design Studio.


A fusion of innovation

The above was just a taste of the mouth-watering partnership between Michelin and INFINITI, which is back for 2018 following the first TasteMakers experience last year.

As part of this, Michelin and INFINITI will be releasing a specially curated collection of restaurants that have shown a willingness to take risks in the pursuit of the extraordinary.

There’ll be more on that, plus plenty of other exciting developments, very soon. So watch this space.

More on INFINITI TasteMakers and event highlights

Watch the MICHELIN Guide Launch event in full