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Top two restaurants hold on to their star quality

Philippe Rochat is one of Switzerland's celebrated chefs. Keystone / Marcel Gilieron

Two Swiss restaurants have maintained their position at the top of Switzerland's premier food league table. The Michelin Guide bestowed the ultimate distinction of three stars on restaurants run by chefs Philippe Rochat and Gerard Rabaey.

Rochat is a chef at the “Restaurant de l’Hotel de Ville” in Crissier while Rabaey works at the “Pont de Brent” in Montreux.

The number of restaurants awarded two stars rose to 10 from eight the previous year. The “Auberge du Raisin” in canton Vaud and the “Bruderholz” in Basel were promoted to become the new entries into the two star category.

The eight other restaurants include “Le Cerf” and “L’Ermitage” in canton Vaud, “Domaine de Châteauvieux” in Geneva, “Walserhof” and “Haus Paradies” in canton Graubünden, “Petermann’s Kunststuben” and the “Wirtschaft zum Wiesengrund” in canton Zurich, and “La Côte” in canton Valais.

The “Le Béarn” in Geneva was shifted down one notch to join the 80 Swiss restaurants which were awarded one star.

The “Bib Gourmand” award for restaurants serving good food at reasonable prices was awarded to some 115 restaurants- 18 more than last year.

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