New Michelin stars awarded in Monaco and Roquebrune

The Blue Bay’s Caribbean Executive Chef Marcel Ravin has been rewarded his second Michelin star, while Mauro Colagreco’s Ceto at the new Maybourne Riviera has received its first star, just six months after opening.

Forget about Christmas. For foodies, this is the most wonderful time of the year, when the Michelin Guide unveils its list of restaurants that have achieved star status.

It was revealed on Monday that a second star has been awarded to Marcel Ravin, Executive Chef of the Blue Bay at the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel and Resort.

“Marcel Ravin is the unique example in France of a fusion of Caribbean cuisine and exceptional products from the Côte d’Azur,” says the Michelin Guide in its press release. “Annatto oil, fish blaff, curcuma, moringa, lemongrass, tamarind: memories of his grandmother’s dishes, spices, products and recipes from his native Martinique infuse each plate with a creative score.”

For his part, Chef Ravin is touched by the honour and thoughtful of his roots.

“I’m very moved because I arrived in France at 16, I learned a lot from great chefs like Loiseau or Robuchon, and I didn’t expect to reach their level one day. I’m also very moved, I’m thinking of my father, and the West Indies.”


Executive Chef of the Blue Bay Marcel Ravin, photo by Monaco Life

In the Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur (PACA) region, there are three new starred restaurants to be savoured, including Ceto, situated in the new Maybourne Riviera hotel in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin. Chef Mauro Colagreco has made another home run in his latest endeavour perched in the heights above Monaco, just six months after opening.

The Michelin Guide reads: “Entrusted to the virtuoso Mauro Colagreco, the Maybourne Riviera’s fine dining restaurant offers to take diners on an intoxicating culinary journey. Sample the best of the Mediterranean in precise dishes featuring clean, bold and unfussy flavours. A delightful time is had in the refined marine-inspired interior or out on the terrace, which affords a breathtaking view of the sea, Monaco and Cap Martin. A special experience.”

Colagreco is also the owner of the three-starred Mirazur in Menton and has backed a number of ventures in Monaco including Komo and Mitron Bakery.

The second new one-star wonder is Les Glycines, run by Chef Hélène Darroze at Villa Coste in Puy-Sainte-Repardade in the Bouches de Rhône (13).

The newest third star in the area went to Villa Madie, also in the Bouches de Rhône (13) in Cassis under the direction of Chef Dimitri Droisneau.

Of the 627 restaurants in France given mention, over 500 of them are outside Paris, showing that the culinary traditions of the country are not confined only to the capital. It is also notable that since the health crisis, there are over 200,000 jobs waiting to be filled in French hotels and restaurants.

See the list of all the new stars below:

Michelin Guide France 2022

New three-stars  

  • Villa Madie, Cassis
  • Plénitude – Cheval Blanc Paris

New two-stars

  • Bommes (33): Lalique– Jérôme Schilling
  • Nîmes (30): Duende– Nicolas Fontaine, Julien Caligo et Pierre Gagnaire
  • Paris: Palais Royal Restaurant  Philip Chrnonopoulos
  • Paris: Table- Bruno Verjus
  • Paris: L’Oiseau blanc– David Bizet
  • Monaco: Le Blue Bay – Marcel Ravin

New one-stars

  • Baden (56): Le Gavrinis
  • Beaune (21): Restaurant Hostellerie Cèdre & Spa
  • Béziers (34): L’Alter-Native
  • Biarritz (64): La Rotonde – Hôtel du Palais
  • Binic (22): La Table d’Asten
  • Boeschepe (59): Auberge du Vert Mont
  • Bonnieux (84): La Bastide de Capelongue
  • Bordeaux (33): Maison nouvelle
  • Brest (29): L’Embrun
  • Busnes (62): Château de Beaulieu – Christophe Dufossé
  • Cheverny (41): Le Favori – Les Sources de Cheverny
  • Ciboure (64): Ekaitza
  • Courchevel (73): Sylvestre Wahid – Les Grandes Alpes
  • Dijon (21): Origine
  • Les Eyzies-de-Tayac (24): Le 1862 – Les Glycines
  • Gesté (49): Le 1825 – La Table gastronomique
  • Grane (26): Le Kléber – La Maison Bonnet
  • Lorient (56): Sources
  • Marseille (13): Une Table au Sud
  • Megève (74): La Dame de Pic – Le 1920
  • Montpellier (34): Jardin des Sens
  • Montréverd (85): La Chabotterie
  • Nancy (54): La Maison dans le parc
  • Paris: Granite
  • Paris: Auberge Nicolas Flamel
  • Paris: Ogata
  • Paris: AT
  • Paris: Contraste
  • Paris: Il Carpaccio
  • Paris: Jean Imbert au Plaza Athénée
  • Paris: FIEF
  • Paris: Bellefeuille – Saint James Paris
  • Paris: Don Juan II
  • Paris: Substance
  • Paris: Sushi Shunei
  • Le Puy-Sainte-Réparade (13): Hélène Darroze à Villa La Coste
  • Roquebrune-Cap-Martin (06): Ceto
  • Saint-Emilion (33): Les Belles Perdrix de Troplong Mondot
  • Saint-Grégoire (35): Ronan Kervarrec – Le Saison
  • Vannes (56): La Tête en l’air
  • Versailles (78): Le Grand Contrôle

Special Awards Michelin Guide France 2022

Promotion Passion Dessert

  • Les Belles Perdrix de Troplong Mondot – Adrien Salavert
  • La Rotonde, Hotel du Palais – Aleksandre Olivier
  • Le Grand Controle – Aymeric Pinard
  • Plénitude – Cheval Blanc Paris – Maxime Frédéric
  • La Marine – Jérémy Garnier

Service Award

  • La Maison dans le Parc – Roxane Coulombeau
  • Le Manoir de la Régate – Anne-Charlotte Pérou

Sommelier Award

  • Restaurant Julien Binz – François Lhermitte
  • Le Moulin de Rosmadec – Cedric Bilien

Chef Mentor Award 2022

  • Sur Mesure par Thierry Marx





By Stephanie Horsman/Cassandra Tanti