Jungsik,NYC - First Korean Restaurnt to Receive Two Michelin Stars
Jimmy Pak, Oct. 3, 2013, 6:23 p.m.
In New York City, a fine dining restaurant became the first Korean eatery to receive a two-star rating from the prestigious Michelin Guide. Jungsik’s menu offers a pricey $155 tag which includes dishes such as Butter poached Maine lobster with raspberry coulis, Korean spicy mustard and sauce beurre blanc and is located in the hip Tribeca neighborhood in Manhattan.
Jungsik, based from Seoul, was the only two-star addition to the list of New York restaurants. Gordon Ramy’s ‘The London’ was stripped of its two stars.
According to the Michelin Guide, a two-star restaurant is defined as an “excellent cuisine, worth a detour,” and the coveted three-star ranking is described as an “exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey,” while the one star may be lesser it is still highly valued as a “very good restaurant in its category.”
Chef Jung Sik Yim has experience from around the world such as, including Spain, where he served at a three-star restaurant. Yim’s also received praise from Michael Ellis, international director of the Michelin guide, for his excellent culinary skills.
“He’s a brilliant young chef,” Ellis told AFP. “It’s a very personal cuisine, which combines his Korean origins with high-level European techniques for a superb cuisine d’auteur.”