Friday Fun: Michelin Stars

The prestigious “Michelin Star” rating has become synonymous with a luxury dining and culinary expertise. The Michelin Guide, however, had much more humble beginnings. Established by André Michelin of the Michelin Tire Company in 1900, the guide was originally published as a suggestion book of decent lodging and food in France, complete with information regarding filling stations and local gas prices. Expanded to include restaurant ratings in 1926, the guide awarded one star to “interesting” restaurants, two stars to those that were “worth a detour,” and three to those that were “worth a special journey.” Today, there are less than 100 three star restaurants in the world. Up for a road trip, anyone? IMAGE SOURCE: