Meet the Smallest Michelin Star Restaurant in the World
At 465 square feet, Brooklyn’s Semilla challenges what we think of “Michelin restaurants.”
Make do without, and you can still achieve greatness. Chef José Ramírez-Ruiz and pastry chef Pam Yung run Semilla, a small, humble restaurant in South Williamsburg that specializes in a quality tasting menu where culinary creations like white asparagus with smoked onion marmalade and turmeric custard with oranges and anise hyssop celebrate fresh ingredients, seasonal vegetables and simple preparation. Sized at 465 square feet, the restaurant can only hold three chefs, a dish washer, and two servers whose endless hustle and creative approach to food has yielded the team a full house of 18 guests and one Michelin star.
Check out Eater‘s short video segment of the space and menu above, and if you’re in the BK area, be sure to head over to Semilla to get your fix of the freshest.