As Central Floridians, we have always known that our culinary scene is special, and now it has been given an international nod with the announcement that eight Orlando restaurants have been added to the prestigious Michelin Guide. The news broke on Monday, putting a spotlight on Florida’s blossoming gastronomic landscape.
The 2023 Michelin Guide Awards Ceremony
The 2023 Michelin Guide for Miami, Orlando, and Tampa is set to be unveiled on May 11th during a grand awards ceremony at LoanDepot Park in Miami. It is during this event that the much-anticipated Michelin Stars and Bib Gourmands will be awarded, and we can’t help but hope that some of our local favorites will be among the recipients.
Michelin Guides’ International Director Praises Florida’s Culinary Scene
Gwendal Poullennec, Michelin Guides’ International Director, expressed his admiration for Florida’s culinary scene: “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.”
Orlando Restaurants Recognized by Michelin Guide
Without further ado, let’s take a look at the Orlando restaurants that have earned this coveted recognition:
- Otto’s High Dive
- Twenty Pho Hour
- Victoria & Albert’s
Tampa’s Culinary Achievements
Additionally, Tampa has also been recognized, with three restaurants making the cut:
- Noble Rice
A Celebration of Central Florida’s Culinary Talent
The inclusion of these establishments in the Michelin Guide is a testament to the hard work, passion, and creativity of the culinary talent in Central Florida. It’s an exciting time for food lovers and travelers alike, as our region continues to make its mark on the world stage. So, let’s raise a toast to our local chefs, restaurant owners, and staff who are elevating the Central Florida dining experience to new heights.