6 interesting new restaurants that made it to the Michelin Guide 2022

While there are far more new additions to the Michelin Guide 2022 than we can possibly catalogue, here’s a glimpse of a few!

The Michelin Guide has been a ranking authority in the culinary world for as long as one can remember. Every year, restaurants continue to work tirelessly to elevate their skills and service in the hope of making it to the prestigious list. 

This year, there have been several new additions to the list, both in terms of restaurants as well as entire cities/countries. While it’s virtually impossible to document it all, here’s a look at 6 amazing restaurants that have earned their first Michelin star in 2022!  

Marguerite, Singapore

One of the michelin-star offerings here is the chilled normandy cream. Churned in-house and seasoned with just a touch of sea salt for a pure, fresh-tasting butter that is moulded to take the shape of a flower’s pistil.
One of the Michelin-star offerings here is the Chilled Normandy cream. Churned in-house and seasoned with just a touch of sea salt for a pure, fresh-tasting butter that is moulded to take the shape of a flower’s pistil.

Marguerite by Chef/Owner Michael Wilson offers you a unique dining experience in every sense of the word. Located in Singapore’s renowned Gardens by the Bay, the menu features the best of the seasons with tasting menus that celebrate craft, provenance and produce through contemporary cuisine. 

Although the restaurant opened just last November, it’s been 2 years in the making and the Michelin-star rating is simply a reflection of their hard work and strong flavours. Gourmands, get ready to indulge in courses made with seasonal ingredients that appear deceptively simple at first, only to reveal bold flavours.

NAE:UM, Singapore

Sotbap is rice cooked with abalone liver and korean seaweed, served with egg jam, pickled mushrooms, and butter-seared jeju abalones. It comes with seasonal banchan of kimchi and pickles to mix at your leisure. Truly a michelin-worthy offering.
Sotbap is rice cooked with abalone liver and Korean seaweed, served with egg jam, pickled mushrooms, and butter-seared Jeju abalones. It comes with seasonal banchan of kimchi and pickles to mix at your leisure. Truly a Michelin-worthy offering.

NAE:UM, or a fragrance that evokes memories, is another Singaporean Michelin win this year that champions seasonal ingredients. Founded by Chef Louis Han, NAE:UM serves up contemporary Seoul cuisine using Western techniques juxtaposed with Korean heritage flavours. The dishes here are precisely executed and presented in an ethereal, refreshing manner. Depending on the time of your visit, you get to explore their episodic menus themed around food stories and inspirations to the NAE:UM team.

De Kas, Netherlands 

Pro tip for this michelin-star restaurant: make a beeline for the great garden terrace.
Pro Tip for this Michelin-star restaurant: Make a beeline for the great garden terrace.

Since its origin in 2001, De Kas has only grown from strength to strength. Sustainability has been on the restaurant’s radar since before it became a buzzword, consistently championing ‘plant to plate.’ The restaurant grows about 300 varieties of vegetables, herbs and fruit both on-site and in their larger field in the Beemster Polder. What is harvested in the morning from the imposing greenhouse will take pride of place a little later, in light, modern creations.

With Wim de Beer and Jos Timmer being masters in the art of delicately balancing sweet and sour flavours, they’ve persevered in both flavours and philosophy. Michelin-star aside, they’ve also the proud bearers of the Michelin Green Star as well.

Tresind Studio, Dubai

Theatrical in its approach, this michelin rated eatery delivers on flavours as well.
Theatrical in its approach, this Michelin-rated eatery delivers on flavours as well.

With several accolades to their name already, not the least of which being on the World’s 50 Best Restaurant long list, Tresind Studio has been making waves for a while now. Brainchild of Chef Himanshu, the 20-seater Indian restaurant offers an immersive dining experience on the rooftop of an exclusive mall. 

The multi-course tasting menu is both original and precise, offering the perfect balance of familiar and otherwise. Over the course of 14 delicately crafted dishes, you go from interesting snacks to intricate mains, rounded up with the most interesting desserts you’ll probably ever have. Factor in the wonderfully attentive service and you have all the ingredients for the perfect evening.

Claudia (Bucktown/Wicker Park), Chicago

Sweet pea panna cotta with shellfish cream, smoked trout roe, pickled lemons, and seaweed.
Sweet pea panna cotta with shellfish cream, smoked trout roe, pickled lemons, and seaweed.

With Chef Trevor Teich at the helm of this restaurant, a Michelin star seems hardly surprising. Named after his mother, Claudia in Bucktown is über cool and contemporary. 

The walls are laden with modern art, and sleek midnight-blue velvet covers the booths. What makes this an interesting experience is how diners get to watch a synchronized team prepare an intensely creative prix-fixe. The bento box is all things exquisite, featuring the likes of a scallop cracker with preserved egg yolk, squid ink madeleines, yellowfin tuna nigiri stuffed with foie gras, and a caviar-topped potato beignet. And that’s just them getting started. 

Glovers Alley, Ireland 

The team at glovers alley is up and at em from the break of dawn.
The team at Glovers Alley is up and at em from the break of dawn.

This chic spot is named in honour of the city’s glove-makers, who once resided in the neighbouring alleyway. The restaurant is set in a prime spot on the second floor of The Fitzwilliam Hotel, overlooking St Stephen’s Green. While the room’s interiors and vibe are largely contemporary, there are subtle 1930s overtones that lend it a certain softness.

However, that stands in stark contradiction to Chef Andy McFadden’s bold and brilliant cooking. His experience shines through in creative, modern dishes which are skilfully prepared and artfully presented. What sets this restaurant apart from most on the list is perhaps its refreshing lack of pomposity.

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