The MICHELIN® Guide Vancouver will deliver its debut selection Oct. 27 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
Chefs will learn in real time whether their restaurant teams have earned MICHELIN Stars, Bib Gourmands or other MICHELIN Guide distinctions.
“Vancouver is a treasure. Our inspectors discovered many gems, and there’s still so much potential in the area,” said Gwendal Poullennec, International Director of the MICHELIN Guides. “Our inspectors love the depth and breadth of flavors and cultures, and they can’t wait to reveal to worldwide gourmets and travelers all the great discoveries they enjoyed.”
In July, Vancouver was named the MICHELIN Guide’s seventh North American destination and second in Canada. The country’s first Guide selection, for Toronto, was unveiled Sept. 13.
As an international mobility company, Michelin published its first North American “Red Guide” in 2005 with the New York edition. U.S. Guides have since been added in Washington, D.C.; Chicago; California; and Miami, Orlando and Tampa, Florida.
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 to more than 60 Guides around the world.
The Vancouver restaurant selections will join the MICHELIN Guide selection of hotels, which features the most unique and exciting places to stay in Vancouver 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.
Watch LIVE on Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. Pacific as chefs and restaurant teams receive their awards at the MICHELIN Guide Revelation event!
About the MICHELIN Guide
Thanks to the rigorous MICHELIN Guide selection process that is applied independently and consistently around the world, 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 flavor and cooking technique; harmony and balance of flavors; the chef's personality reflected in the 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.