Hotel marks 100 years of Michelin success

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Villiers Hotel in Buckingham.'100317M-F559

VILLIERS Hotel in Buckingham will celebrate 100 years of the Michelin Guide with a special menu on Thursday, November 3.

The hotel is thought to be one of only 30 to feature in the first 1911 Michelin Guide to the British Isles and the most recent 2011 Michelin Guide Great Britain and Ireland.

Manager Jean Rush said: “As the recognised benchmark publication for gourmet dining and excellent accommodation we are honoured to have been involved from the beginning and up to the current day in the guide’s 100-year story.”

The three-course centenary lunch will offer time-honoured dishes including oysters a la russe, foie gras boudin, mulligatawny soup, rognons a la dijonnaise, roast pheasant, and steak, kidney and oyster suet pudding.

Michelin spokesman Phil Baldock said: “Being featured in the 1911 and 2011 editions of the Michelin Guide is an accomplishment to be very proud of and is a testament to Villiers’ quality and offering as a business.

The lunch starts at noon, and classic cars will be on display in Villiers’ courtyard.