SPECIAL THEME: MICHELIN-STARRED RESTAURANTS IN GERMANY : Taste the difference
TEXT: NANE STEINHOFF I PHOTOS: PIXABAY
Germany’s culinary scene is one of the world’s best – for many reasons. Not only does the country lay claim to many award-winning chefs and restaurants, the sheer diversity of restaurants in the country is also one of a kind.
Whether you happen to be in Munich, Berlin, Hamburg or a small village in the west of the country, Germany has a lot to offer when it comes to food and restaurants. Despite Coronavirus, the Michelin Guide Germany 2022 chronicles a record number of restaurants. While 326 restaurants were awarded Michelin stars in 2022, one new three-star restaurant, eight new two-star restaurants and 31 new restaurants with one star were acknowledged.
Have you heard of Bib Gourmand?
A Bib Gourmand is also awarded by Michelin’s team of inspectors to restaurants that are considered of good quality and good value. In fact, restaurants can only get a Bib Gourmand when they offer a menu that serves three courses for a maximum of 37 euros. For the 2022 edition, the Michelin inspectors investigated thoroughly and found 18 new restaurants offering impressive, good food at moderate prices and thus earning the quality label. In total, the Michelin Guide lists 297 ‘Bib Gourmand’ restaurants this year.
To acknowledge sustainability, the Michelin Guide also awarded 11 new ‘green stars’ for environmentally-friendly gastronomy. The award was introduced in 2020 and celebrates restaurants that focus on environmentally- and resource-friendly management. A total number of 61 restaurants are awarded a Michelin Green Star in the 2022 edition, once again validating the huge significance of sustainability in gastronomy.
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