Blue Hill at Stone Barns might lastly get a Michelin star — eating places in Westchester are becoming a member of the information this yr, the famed tire firm restaurant information introduced at this time.
Michelin has expanded its 2020 New York Metropolis itemizing to incorporate eating places exterior of the 5 boroughs by including Westchester County. The suburban Hudson Valley space contains Yonkers, White Plains, Dobbs Ferry, and Tarrytown.
In a press launch, the worldwide director for the guides says that they’re increasing this yr as a result of they’ve been “notably impressed” by the standard throughout visits and that it’s “a pure development” of the information.
However most notably, this improvement means chef Dan Barber’s famed Blue Hill location at Stone Barns will now be up for consideration. The chef’s Greenwich Village outpost already has one star, however the idyllic restaurant by the Stone Barns farm has lengthy been thought-about one of many nation’s finest eating places. Its omission from the information has been some extent of curiosity.
That is the most recent enlargement for Michelin, which relaunched a California information earlier this yr with cash from the Go to California tourism board. Eater has reached out on who was concerned with the Westchester progress.
With New York Metropolis so close by, Westchester County has by no means been the eating vacation spot that Manhattan has been. However over time, notably as the price of doing enterprise has gone up, well-known cooks have been transferring out of town. This information additionally follows a swap within the James Beard Awards, which not too long ago modified its formatting to incorporate upstate eating places with NYC ones.
How this shakes out will probably be revealed quickly. Michelin’s New York and Westchester Bib Gourmand record is launched on Monday, whereas the celebs come out on October 21.
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