After receiving a score of 18.5 in the Gault&Millau guide 2022, the restaurant Ma Langue Sourit and Cyril Molard, still the only double starred chef in the grand duchy, have received an excellent score of 94.50 out of 100 in the 2022 “La Liste” ranking. Last year, the restaurant in Moutfort had already achieved the highest score in the country with a score of 91%.
“La Liste” is the ranking of the 1,000 best restaurants in the world. The ranking is established by an algorithm that takes into account several criteria and is based on a compilation of several guides, thousands of media publications and online reviews.
With this score, Ma Langue Sourit is slowly approaching the top 100 of this ranking. In comparison, it is ahead of The Jane, a two-star Michelin restaurant run by chef Nick Bril, who was voted chef of the year in Belgium. It is also ahead of he two-star restaurant La Paix, also in Brussels, with David Martin in the kitchen, whom Molard knows very well.
Luxembourg restaurants show good progress
Four other restaurants are present in this new edition of “La Liste.” The Italian restaurant Mosconi, owned by the couple Illario and Simonetta Mosconi, obtained a score of 91% compared to 85.5% last year.
La Distillerie and its chef René Mathieu scored 83.50% compared to 80.5% last year. Just behind, the starred restaurant Léa Linster located in Frisange, where Louis Linster officiates, also improved its ranking with a score of 82.50% against 79% last year.
Finally, the Clairefontaine restaurant and its chef Arnaud Magnier obtained a score of 81%.
Even though he is not from Luxembourg, Christian Bau and his three-star restaurant Victor’s Fine Dining scored an excellent 98.50%. It is located in Perl-Nening in Germany, on the border with Luxembourg.
Guy Savoy, 6th consecutive crown
With a score of 99.50%, the restaurants Le Bernardin (in New York), Frantzen (in Stockholm) and Guy Savoy (in Paris) share the lead in this new edition of La Liste.
For the 69-year-old three-starred French chef, this is the sixth consecutive time he has topped the list, which has only been in existence for eight years. His restaurant at the Monnaie de Paris remains an unrivalled establishment in the world of gastronomy.
This story was first published in French on Paperjam. It has been translated and edited for Delano.