This story was originally published on February 27, 2017.
There are a number of ways to garner prestige and international acclaim as a restauranteur, but getting three Michelin stars is still one of the most obvious ways to announce you've arrived. The stars are bestowed by the French company Michelin (yes, as in the tire man) and very few restaurants globally ever achieve such status.
Of course, if you get that kind of praise, you've likely heaped up some other accolades along the way, from glowing newspaper write-ups to overwhelmingly positive Yelp ratings. But no praise is universal — even the best restaurants still have haters.