Reaching for the stars: How the Michelin Guide rules the restaurant scene
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Considered the standard-bearer for haute cuisine, France's Michelin Red Guide is the oldest hotel and restaurant guide in Europe. Its annual release is like the Oscars and sparks a major media frenzy and fierce debates about who won and lost the prized "stars". So how does the guide rate restaurants? And with growing competition from online guides, how can it maintain its status as "the" reference for foodies? We take a closer look.