SPECIAL THEME: MICHELIN-STARRED RESTAURANTS – 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 can the country boast many award-winning chefs and restaurants, the restaurant diversity in Germany 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. The Michelin Guide Germany 2023, for example, announced a new record number of 334 starred restaurants in total, a number that includes one new three-Michelin star restaurant, eight new two-Michelin star restaurants and 34 one-Michelin star restaurants.
“Despite the many challenges of the current economic situation, the 2023 selection of the Michelin Guide for Germany continues to demonstrate a remarkably consistent quality in German gastronomy. Our inspection team was amazed by the vitality of the 2023 vintage, and we are pleased to welcome restaurant JAN into the Three-Star family,” Gwendal Poullennec, the International Director of the Michelin Guides, said. “Local professionals have defied many crises, all the while aiming at offering their guests a consistently high standard. It is also gratifying to see the ever-increasing awareness of restaurateurs for a more sustainable way of working in their restaurants. Many of them are committed to sustainability and focus on regionality and seasonality in their cuisine. This achievement, which is recognised in the Michelin Guide with the ‘Green Star’, is very well received by guests and is great encouragement for professionals to pursue their commitment in this area.”
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. In 2023, inspectors have awarded 28 new restaurants with a Bib Gourmand, each one impressing with good quality, as well as good value. In total, 274 restaurants now are considered a Bib Gourmand restaurant in Germany.
Furthermore, 16 new Michelin Green Star restaurants, an award that celebrates culinary sustainability, have been added to the 2023 selection, bringing the total number to 72. So, what are you waiting for? Find a new restaurant anywhere throughout Germany and indulge in some fantastic cuisine.
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