The Michelin guide recently announced it will soon be coming to the Sunshine State! Come 2022, the prestigious dining guide will announce its first star-rated restaurants in Miami, Orlando and Tampa.
The initiative comes as a partnership with Visit Florida, the state’s official tourism board, marking the state of Florida as the fifth U.S. destination in the guide’s ranks, following California, New York, Washington D.C. and Chicago.
“Michelin Guide inspectors look forward to discovering the world-class culinary landscape in Miami, Orlando and Tampa,” said Gwendal Poullennec, international director of the Michelin Guides, in a] recent statement.“From the excitement and glamour of Miami to Orlando’s iconic attractions and the splendor of Tampa’s Gulf Coast, Florida’s gastronomy is unique, diverse, and intriguing for locals and travelers across the globe.”
First created in the late 19th century, the Michelin guide began in France as a free guide booklet meant to help motorists find the best places to eat throughout Europe and is nowadays considered by many to provide the global standard for restaurant reviews.
Following the guide’s tradition, the Florida reviews will be carried out anonymously by Michelin’s inspectors who will be rating restaurants according to the quality of the products, mastery of flavor and cooking techniques, the personality of the chef in his cuisine, value for money and consistency between visits.
“This gives Florida the opportunity to highlight the dynamic and unexpected culinary adventures the Sunshine State has to offer from locally-grown produce and fresh seafood to unique fusions from cultures around the world,” adds Dana Young, President and CEO of Visit Florida.