The creation of the Michelin Guide has humble beginnings. It was initially conceived to encourage motorists to take to the road. And when they did, it was Michelin’s job to ensure that they had an excellent experience. Now, when a restaurant receives a prestigious Michelin star, it is a hallmark of fine dining.

It was in 1926 that Michelin began to award stars for fine-dining establishments, starting with a single star. The rating system later included a hierarchy system of zero, one, two and three stars. The guide stipulates that one star signifies “a very good restaurant”, two stars are “excellent cooking that is worth a detour”, and three stars mean “exceptional cuisine that is worth a special journey”. Our Michelin guides soon became bestsellers with no equals in sight.


We’re all about quality and we want to heighten the culinary experience for fellow South Africans. So we’ve created this elite list of recipes with our stamp of approval for you to try at home.

Serve exquisite, gourmet, Michelin-starred recipes at home, delight family and friends and feel très bon. All you have to do is to drop us your details below.

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Andy Yang's Pad Thai

Spaghetti with Green beans

Crispy deviled eggs with chilli

Ham and mushroom spaghetti

Poitin Bloody Mary Butter

Gnocchi All Amatriciana

Le Cam's Lemon Cake

Crab Spaghetti

Choco Flan

Wicky Priyan's Langoustine

Mozzarella, Broad bean and rocket salad

Cinnamon Prune Pie

Potato Gratin



Paradiso Cake

Homemade Praline Spread

Chocolate Cake

Crispy Chilli Chicken

Rhubarb Crumble

Apple Strudel

Pork Dumplings

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Baked Honeycomb Puddings


Chocolate Crepe Cake

Chocolate Lavender Tarts

Panna Cotta with Coffee

Coconut Cake

Orange Cake

Green pea spaghetti with iberian ham

Fanny Herpin's Focaccia

Gordon Ramsay's Marinara Sauce