Michelin Sommelier Award Switzerland

Thursday 20 Oct 2022 Communiqué

Michelin Star Revelation Switzerland 2022

The MICHELIN Star Revelation Ceremony took place on October 17 at the Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) in Lausanne, Switzerland. During the ceremony, Swiss Wine Promotion, the national promotion body for Swiss wines, was pleased to present the Michelin Sommelier Award to Julien Meurillon, sommelier at La Teinturerie restaurant in Délemont. 

Julien Meurillon has compiled an impressive wine list. Known for his kind advice, his gleaned nuggets, his love of sharing, Julien is not looking to put on a show or to oversell labels. He likes to take risks and surprise his guests with wines that are undeniably out of the ordinary. When he talks about his job, two words come up regularly: pleasure and sharing. After being named Best Sommelier of the Year 2020 by Gault&Millau France, he was named Best Sommelier a second time, this time by Michelin Switzerland. And his success also has two facets: while his sommelier received the "Sommelier Award", sponsored by Swiss Wine, the restaurant was awarded a MICHELIN star.

Of the 138 starred restaurants in the 2022 selection, one is now a three-star restaurant, five new restaurants are joining the two-star category and 30 restaurants have just been awarded a star.

A new 3-star restaurant: Memories in Bad Ragaz - the best performance of the year!

Sven Wassmer has made Memories one of the best restaurants in the world this year with his clean and creative cuisine. In this chic gourmet restaurant at the luxury Grand Resort Bad Ragaz in the canton of St. Gallen, he has won the MICHELIN inspectors' praise with his impeccable expertise, his ability to focus on the essentials, his authentic and unique style and, last but not least, his selection of the best products. A cocktail crowned by three stars!


Five new 2-star restaurants

The 2022 Guide includes a total of 25 2-star restaurants, including five entries in this category. The most notable entry, a real shooting star in Swiss gastronomy, is Skin's - the restaurant in Lenzburg (Aargau). A newcomer to the selection, it propelled itself into the 2-star category shortly after its opening. Chef Kevin Romes and his brigade (all of whom have experience in 2-star restaurants) impress with their modern cuisine with international and regional influences.

La Brezza also joins the list of 2 stars, with its establishments in Arosa (Grisons) and Ascona (Ticino), in the hands of the same chef, Marco Campanella: in winter, he offers his two menus (one conventional, the other vegan) in Arosa, and in summer, he officiates in Ascona. The roots restaurant on the banks of the Rhine in Basel also received two stars thanks to Pascal Steffen's creative vegetarian menu, as did IGNIV Zurich by Andreas Caminada, a restaurant at the Marktgasse Hotel in Zurich, where chef Daniel Zeindlhofer shines with his concept based on sharing.


30 new 1-star restaurants

The list of new starred restaurants is impressive, with 30 newcomers to the list of 109 starred restaurants. All starred restaurants can be found on guide.michelin.com 


Switzerland. Naturally.