Two restaurants in Switzerland have gained a second star, Stucki in Basel run by female chef Tanja Grandit and Ecco on Snow in Saint Moritz. Ecco on Snow is chef Rolf Fliegauf's second (winter) restaurant. His other (summer) restaurant named Ecco, located in Ascona, also carries two Michelin stars. Mesa restaurant in Zürich has lost both its Michelin stars after Marcus Lindner left his position as head-chef earlier this year. Mesa had been awarded its second star in the 2012 guide. Denis Martin's eponymous restaurant in Vevey has lost its second star. The number of two-star restaurants in Switzerland now stands at 18.
No changes at the top of the culinary pyramid in Switzerland; Restaurant de l'Hôtel de Ville in Crissier (formerly Philippe Rochat) and Schloss Schauenstein in Fürstenau (Andreas Caminada) remain Switzerland's three-star restaurants. In April 2012 Benoît Violier, Philippe Rochat's assistant for many years, succeeded his former boss as head-chef of l'Hôtel de Ville in Crissier. Michelin stresses in its press-release that under the leadership of Violier the restaurant has maintained its standing as one of the world's leading restaurants.
Michelin awarded 9 restaurants their first star. Among the new entries are: Bel Etage and Matisse in Basel, Auberge de la Croix Blanche in Villarepos, Talvo By Dalsass in Saint Moritz, Heimberg in Zermatt and Clouds in Zürich. The 2013 guide will feature 80 one-star restaurants in total.
Also announced today were the Bib Gourmand results. The 2013 guide features a record number of 93 restaurants (16 new entries) in the Bib Gourmand category (high-quality meal for less than 65 Swiss francs).
A full list of Michelin starred and Bib Gourmand restaurants in Switzerland can be found here Stars 2013 + Bib2013.