Published on 3/18/24

Michelin Guide 2024: 8 new restaurants join Passion Dessert

On Monday March 18, 2024, 2,000 guests (including nearly 700 Michelin-starred chefs) gathered at the Palais des Congrès in Tours to hear which restaurants had won 2024’s Michelin stars and Special Awards

Guide Michelin cérémonie 2024

At the prestigious annual "Cérémonie des Etoiles", eight outstanding establishments were awarded the Passion Dessert title. This prize is an opportunity for Valrhona and the Michelin Guide to shine a spotlight on France's most talented restaurant-based pastry chefs who have excelled in creating plated desserts.

Passion Dessert: celebrating ethical practice and pastry-making talent since 2019

While the Michelin Guide has been honoring chefs for decades, it wasn't until 2019 that the famous red book shone a spotlight on pastry chefs who make a significant contribution to the gastronomic experience.

The Passion Dessert title, launched in partnership with Valrhona, recognizes the work of dessert specialists of all ages who are paving the way for inventive and ethical pastry-making and offering their customers unique experiences.

Passion Dessert 2024 unveils this year’s masterpieces

For the award’s sixth year, Michelin Guide inspectors scoured France in search of exceptional plated desserts. Selection criteria were based on taste, originality, creativity, suppliers' production conditions, impact on consumer health, seasonality and respect for the environment.

Promotion Passion Dessert 2024

Promozione Passion Dessert 2024

In 2024, eight restaurants led by talented pastry chefs are joining Passion Dessert. All of them are either refreshing the classics or exploring dessert’s hitherto uncharted frontiers.

Here are the eight restaurants which have been recognized for the quality of their desserts:

Chariot de desserts de Patrick Mesiano © Studio Phenix / Les Ambassadeurs by Christophe Cussac

Dessert trolley by Patrick Mesiano © Studio Phenix / Les Ambassadeurs by Christophe Cussac

  • Ceto, Julieta Cañavate (Roquebrune-Cap-Martin)
Millefeuille marin à l’algue nori, vanille Bourbon et sauce toffee de Julieta Canavate © Ceto

Marine millefeuille with nori seaweed, bourbon vanilla, and toffee sauce by Julieta Canavate © Ceto

  • Le Cap, Pierre-Jean Quinonero (Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat)
Salade de pamplemousse, blanc-manger et sorbet glacé aux herbes fraîches - © Marion Butet / Le Cap

Grapefruit salad, blancmange, and fresh herb sorbet - © Marion Butet / Le Cap

Gâteau de pomme tiède façon Tatin, glace à la vanille de Tahiti et croustillant caramélisé de Pascal Hainigue © Auberge de l'Ill

Tatin-style warm apple cake with Tahitian vanilla ice cream and a caramelized crisp by Pascal Hainigue © Auberge de l'Ill

Blanc soufflé à la rhubarbe d'Hauteluce de Benoît Goulard © Mont Blanc Restaurant & Goûter

Egg white soufflé with Hauteluce rhubarb by Benoît Goulard © Mont Blanc Restaurant & Goûter

Le chocolat Nicaragua, criste marine et huile d’olive maturée de François Luciano © L'Hôtel & Spa du Castellet

Nicaraguan chocolate, samphire and matured olive oil by François Luciano © L'Hôtel & Spa du Castellet

Tarte fondante au cacao amer, crème glacée pistache de Max Martin © Le Pré Catelan

Bitter cocoa fondant tart with pistachio ice cream by Max Martin © Le Pré Catelan

La prune confite à l'hibiscus, crème brûlée au sésame de Aurora Storari © Thomas Dhellemmes / Hémicycle

Plum confit with hibiscus and sesame crème brûlée by Aurora Storari © Thomas Dhellemmes / Hémicycle

Find out about previous award winners

Passion Dessert 2023

Passion Dessert 2022

Passion Dessert 2021

Passion Dessert 2020

La promozion Passion Dessert 2019