STARS ON YOUR PLATE…
Caen has 4 restaurants boasting Michelin stars which serve up refined, modern cuisine which is also inspired by local flavours.
A Contre sens : une étoile au guide Michelin depuis février 2012. Un lieu intimiste, un service décomplexé et surtout un contenu des assiettes qui, malgré des associations parfois surprenantes, respecte les produits, leur cuisson et leur assaisonnement.
A Contre Sens – 8, rue des Croisiers à Caen (02 31 97 44 48)
Stéphane Carbone A contemporary restaurant near the St Pierre basin with the kitchens overlooking the restaurant. The chef’s dishes are refined, always cooked to perfection and with exquisitely balanced flavours. One Michelin star. Stéphane Carbone also offers cookery classes.
Stéphane Carbone - 14, rue de Courtonne in Caen (02 31 28 36 60)
Ivan Vautier : one Michelin star, named best restaurant in the city by Gault Millau which awarded it 3 Toques in 2011, as well as by the 2012 Bottin Gourmand guide. Ivan Vautier is having awards heaped upon him for his inspired, creative and subtle cuisine based on fresh produce served in this refurbished and extended restaurant with a contemporary, subdued and elegant decor.
Ivan Vautier - 3, Avenue Henry Chéron in Caen (02 31 73 32 71)
Initial Restaurant - 24 rue Saint-Manvieu in Caen (02 50 53 69 86)