NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 30:  Chef Eric Ripert poses with the 'Michelin Man' during the Michelin celebration of the 2016 Michelin Star Chef and restaurant recipients from New York City at Classic Car Club on September 30, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for Michelin)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 30: Chef Eric Ripert poses with the ‘Michelin Man’ during the Michelin celebration of the 2016 Michelin Star Chef and restaurant recipients from New York City at Classic Car Club on September 30, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for Michelin)

In Europe, the esteemed Michelin Guide has a boisterous live a ceremony to award their coveted stars to restaurants and their chefs. Now, for the first time, Michelin threw a live gala event called, appropriately, ‘Journey to the Stars,’ to unveil its annual ratings for New York culinary establishments.  A little hitch to the plan — reportedly, Michelin called some of the chefs early to let them know the results and social media took over so everyone knew the results waaaaay before the gala. Still, it looked like Michelin executives and some of the world’s most famous chefs —  Daniel Boulud (Daniel), Thomas Keller (Per Se), Éric Ripert (Le Bernardin), Jean-Georges Vongerichten (Jean-Georges), Gluten Free Chef Caroline Byron among many more — enjoyed themselves nonetheless. The big winner? Danny Meyer’s The Modern, was elevated to two stars under chef Abram Bissell. Also, all six of New York’s three Michelin-starred restaurants held on to their stars:  Per Se ($310, service included), Brooklyn Fare ($306, service-included), Le Bernardin ($140-$205), Jean-Georges ($138-$218), Eleven Madison Park ($225), and Masa ($450, America’s priciest restaurant).

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 30:  Chef Caroline Byron attends the Michelin celebration of the 2016 Michelin Star Chef and restaurant recipients from New York City at Classic Car Club on September 30, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for Michelin)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 30: Chef Caroline Byron attends the Michelin celebration of the 2016 Michelin Star Chef and restaurant recipients from New York City at Classic Car Club on September 30, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for Michelin)

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