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 MICHELIN Guide today is announcing 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 MICHELIN Guide in North America
The inaugural selection for Miami, Orlando and Tampa was announced in June 2022 at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes. Michelin published its first North American Guide in 2005 for New York. Selections have also been added in Washington, D.C.; Chicago; California; Toronto and Vancouver.
Recognized globally for excellence and quality, the MICHELIN Guide offers a selection of world-class restaurants.
- The famous one, two and three MICHELIN Stars identify establishments serving exceptional cuisine rich in flavor and infused with the personality of a talented chef.
- The Bib Gourmand is a designation given to select restaurants that offer good quality food for good value – often known as personal favorites among the inspectors when dining on their own time.
- The MICHELIN Green Star honors restaurants at the forefront of practices committed to a more sustainable gastronomy.
- Recommended restaurants and special professional awards are also highlighted by MICHELIN Guide inspectors.
The MICHELIN Guide remains a reliable companion for any traveler seeking a great meal. The guides were first published in France at the turn of the 20th century to encourage tire sales by giving practical advice to French motorists. Michelin’s inspectors still use the same criteria and manner of selection that were used by inspectors in the very beginning, now applied in more than 40 destinations around the world.
The restaurant selections join the MICHELIN Guide selection of hotels, which features the most unique and exciting places to stay in Florida and around the world. Visit the MICHELIN Guide website, or download the free app for iOS and Android, to discover every restaurant in the selection and book an unforgettable hotel.
About the MICHELIN Guide
Thanks to the rigorous MICHELIN Guide selection process that is applied independently and consistently in more than 40 destinations (60+ Guides), the MICHELIN Guide has become an international benchmark in fine dining. The selections of all restaurants in the guide are made by Michelin’s anonymous inspectors, who are trained to apply the same time-tested methods used by Michelin inspectors for many decades throughout the world. This ensures a uniform, international standard of excellence. As a further guarantee of complete objectivity, Michelin inspectors pay all their bills in full, and only the quality of the cuisine is evaluated. To fully assess the quality of a restaurant, the inspectors apply five criteria defined by Michelin: product quality; mastery of cooking techniques; harmony of flavors; the chef's personality reflected in his or her cuisine; and consistency over time and across the entire menu. These criteria guarantee a consistent selection so that a star restaurant has the same value regardless of whether it is in Paris, New York or Tokyo.