What is a Michelin Star, and Who Serves the Best Meal Anyway?

Before we delve into the question of what is a Michelin star, lets start closer to home. Imagine two women who both share a love of phở. To one, a young woman living in San Francisco, the aromas of phở remind her of growing up in Hanoi, of family and warmth and love.

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Foraging Greatness With Two Michelin Star Chef Sven Wassmer

It’s just before 6am, and two Michelin star chef, Sven Wassmer, of 7132 Silver Restaurant, and his entire team have gathered to go foraging. The team knows they’re going to have to work long into the night, but the excitement of finding a ripe patch of blueberries or a perfect mushroom is worth waking up this early. Three times every week, the team hikes through the incredible Valley that surrounds 7132 Hotel in Vals, Switzerland, and collects berries, mushrooms, flowers, and even ants to serve at the restaurant.

Today, I’m tagging along to capture footage for a restaurant video I’m producing. As I follow the team, I notice the way that Sven’s excitement spreads to everyone here. Watching the passion that Sven and his entire team have for these foraged ingredients, it’s easy to see why 7132 Silver has two Michelin stars and 18 Gault & Millau points, without even tasting the food.

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