Ellen Hunter NYC - Meet the Woman Who Has Dined at Every MICHELIN-Starred Restaurant in New York City

By Abbe Baker
Wine Journal / Robert Parker

New York City is home to 550 MICHELIN-recommended restaurants—74 of which are bestowed with a MICHELIN star, a food lover’s ultimate dining bucket list.

Ellen Hunter, a New York-based jewelry designer, saw this as a prime opportunity the explore the city’s restaurant scene and took it upon herself to eat her way throughout the five boroughs via her blog, The Star Crawl. Next weekend, she’s about to finish her journey with her final stop at Masayoshi Takayama’s eponymous three-starred restaurant in the Time Warner Center.

The 37-year-old began her quest in June of 2017 with her first stop at two-MICHELIN-starred Momofuku Ko. “Executive chef Sean Gray and I chatted after dinner over a few cocktails and he loved my idea, which only solidified my passion to continue the journey,” she says. “The Star Crawl was born over a few shots of Amaro and the next day I registered the domain name.” From then, she went to Sushi of Gari.

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