Luxembourg offers a large variety of restaurants, serving regional as well as international cuisine. The highest concentration of restaurants and bars is to be found in and around Luxembourg City.
Luxembourg has many acclaimed restaurants and in 2012 boasts the highest concentration of Michelin stars per resident in Europe – a total of 12 stars for 11 restaurants. The 2012 Belgium and Luxembourg edition of the Gault&Millau guide has also credited 4 restaurants with 18/20 points and one with 17/20 points, which it also honored with the sought-after “Chef of the Year” award.
Traditional Luxembourg cuisine is a rather hearty cuisine that has been heavily influenced by central European cooking and especially by the neighboring countries Germany and France.
Also, the Moselle Valley white wines are highly regarded by both Luxembourgers and wine adepts in neighboring countries. Luxembourg producers make a wide variety of different wines such as Elbling, Rivaner, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Riesling and crémants, a fizzy wine made using the Champagne method. These wines are mostly light white wines, apart from the red Pinot Noir.