Lympstone Manor celebrates after retaining its Michelin star

  Posted: 10.10.19 at 12:42 by Joseph Bulmer

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Lymsptone Manor is celebrating a successful year after retaining its coveted Michelin Star and also being awarded five AA Rosettes.

The Manor is the vision of celebrity chef Michael Caines MBE and opened in Spring 2017.

Through Michael’s ‘inspiration and drive’ the Grade II listed Georgian manor house was imaginatively restored into a ‘Luxury Country House hotel’ for the 21st century.

Within six months of opening Lympstone Manor was awarded a Michelin star.

Here is Lympstone Manor’s entry on Michelin’s online guide for 2020: “This elegant restaurant sits within a luxurious country house hotel owned by local chef Michael Caines.

“Sophisticated cooking is well-balanced and boldly flavoured and while it has classical undertones, presentation is modern and elaborate.

“The eight course tasting menu best demonstrates the team’s abilities.”

A spokesperson for Lympstone Manor took to social media to say: “This Autumn has been filled with anticipation as the guides release their coveted awards and accolades.

“This year, not only did we retain our Michelin star, we were also awarded five AA rosettes for culinary excellence, one of only 18 in the country.

“With so much to celebrate we wanted to thank our team for their continuous dedication and passion and our guests for their ongoing support and appreciation; the most rewarding accolade of all.”

The Michelin Guide didn't start out as the iconic dining guide it is known to be today.

In fact, its roots were far more humble: the little red guidebook was originally conceived simply to encourage more motorists to take to the road.

It all started in Clermont-Ferrand in central France in 1889, when brothers Andre and Edouard Michelin founded their eponymous tire company, fuelled by a grand vision for the French automobile industry at a time when there were fewer than 3,000 cars in the country.

In order to help motorists develop their trips, thereby boosting car sales and in turn, tyre purchases, the Michelin brothers produced a small guide filled with handy information for travellers, such as maps, information on how to change a tyre, where to fill up on petrol, and - for the traveller in search of respite from the adventures of the day - a listing of places to eat or take shelter for the night.

In 1926, the guide began to award stars for fine dining establishments, initially marking them only with a single star. Five years later, a hierarchy of zero, one, two, and three stars was introduced, and in 1936, the criteria for the starred rankings were published.

During the rest of 20th century, thanks to its serious and unique approach, the Michelin Guides became best-sellers without equals: the guide now rates over 30,000 establishments in over 30 territories across three continents, and more than 30 million Michelin Guides have been sold worldwide since.

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