The MICHELIN Guide today announced 11 additions to the selection in Florida – eight in Orlando and three in Tampa. Eight Miami additions were announced in February.
The MICHELIN Guide reveals culinary gems throughout the year. Some of these restaurants could be awarded Bib Gourmands or Stars. For now, these establishments are highlighted as “New” on guide.michelin.com and the MICHELIN Guide app to help food lovers enjoy these new discoveries before the full selection is revealed May 11.
“By revealing some of the new additions made by our inspectors throughout the year, we enhance our digital tools to further strengthen the ties that bind us to food lovers,” Poullennec said. “We hope that these regular revelations and updates to the selection throughout the year will provide opportunities to highlight the profession and invite everyone to discover and support the restaurants around them.”
The 2023 MICHELIN® Guide Miami, Orlando and Tampa will be unveiled at 6 p.m. May 11 at LoanDepot Park in Miami. Chefs and restaurant teams will learn in real time whether their establishments have received culinary distinctions such as MICHELIN Stars, Bib Gourmands or other professional award distinctions. The event is by invitation only.
“We are eager to share the 2023 edition of the MICHELIN Guide in Miami, Orlando and Tampa,” said Gwendal Poullennec, International Director of the MICHELIN Guides. “Florida’s finest flavors continue to impress the inspectors, who have enjoyed their visits to the Sunshine State. The restaurant teams are clearly inspired to serve the most delectable cuisine to food lovers – day in and day out. We are excited to celebrate their accomplishments and can’t wait to share those new discoveries with gourmets and travelers.”
The eight Orlando restaurants added to the Michelin Guide recommendations include:
- Edoboy (Sushi
- Toledo (Spanish)
- Twenty Pho Hour (Vietnamese / Asian)
- Victoria & Albert’s (Fine Dining)
- Doshi (Modern Korean)
- Otto’s High Dive (Cuban / Rum)
- Kaya (Filipino)
- Juju (Japanese)
Sonny Nguyen, owner and chef of Domu, Tori Tori, and Edoboy tells us, “We are ecstatic about being included in the Michelin Guide and I know that our team will be celebrating tonight! I am so proud and happy for everyone included on that list today and it goes to show that Orlando/Florida is here to show out to the world. Let’s all keep pushing each other up! This is what it is all about!–”
A refresher for those wondering why a tire company is giving out awards to restaurants – The guide was first published by the French tire company Michelin in 1900 as a way to encourage more people to drive and thus buy more tires. It was initially focused on France but has since expanded to cover numerous countries worldwide. Today, the Michelin Guide is a prestigious and influential annual guidebook that reviews and rates restaurants and hotels in select cities around the world.
The Michelin Guide uses a three-star rating system to evaluate restaurants, with three stars being the highest honor. One star signifies “a very good restaurant,” two stars mean “excellent cooking that is worth a detour,” and three stars indicate “exceptional cuisine that is worth a special journey.” The guide also includes “Bib Gourmand” distinctions for restaurants that offer high-quality food at a reasonable price, as well as various other awards and recognitions. The Michelin Guide is highly respected in the culinary world, and receiving a Michelin star or other recognition can greatly enhance a restaurant’s reputation and business.
Stay tuned for the Michelin Guide Florida 2023 debuting on May 11. For now, read about the new eight restaurants recommended in Orlando.