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Michelin Season: Spring is in the Air
Michelin Inspectors are eating their way through Florida, California, Chicago, New York, and Washington D.C.
Spring is upon us, which means the weather is warming up and Michelin’s Inspectors are eating their way across the country.
The Guide, founded in 1926, offers dining guides in more than 40 destinations throughout the world, with five regions covered in the U.S.: California, Chicago, New York, Washington, D.C., and Florida’s three major food cities Miami/Tampa/Orlando.
Just this week, Michelin announced that it would hold its annual Florida star revelation ceremony in Miami. The ceremony, held on May 11 at Loan Depot Park will announce the restaurants to be included in the 2023 Florida Guide (2022 marked the first-ever Michelin Guide in Florida).
To whet the appetites of foodies, Michelin also announced the addition of 11 restaurants to its Florida Guide in advance of the ceremony.
Three Tampa restaurants were included: Lilac at Tampa’s Edison Hotel; Ponte in midtown Tampa, and Noble Rice, a sushi restaurant and izakaya. Orlando saw eight restaurants added to the Michelin Guide: Toledo at the Disney Coronado Springs Resort, Twenty Pho Hour, Victoria & Albert's at the Grand Floridian Resort, Dosh, Edoboy, Otto's High Dive, Kaya, and Juju.
Back in February, Michelin added eight Miami restaurants to the Florida Guide: Walrus Rodeo, the Tambourine Room, Brasserie Laurel, Rosie's, Lido at the Four Seasons Hotel at the Surf Club, Fiola, Lion & the Rambler, and the Gibson Room.
In California, Michelin added six new restaurants to its guide as a sneak peek of the anticipated 2023 Michelin California Guide. New additions include Bansang, Leona’s Sushi House, Niku X, Selanne Steak Tavern, Sushi Yuen, and Mabel's Gone Fishing.
Michelin recently added eight new restaurants to its Chicago Guide including Avli on the Park, Indienne, Roux, Sueños, The Izakaya at Momotaro, Union, and Pompette.
Eight Washington D.C. restaurants were added by Michelin: Bar Spero, Causa, La Tejana, Mandu, New Heights, St. James, Tigerella, and Opal.
Additions to the New York Michelin Guide were announced back in January, with 14 restaurants making the cut: C as in Charlie, Lord’s, Shmoné, Claud, Coco Shack, Ipanema, Le Rock, 53, Joji, Koloman, Kru, Augustine’s Salumeria, La Cremaillere, and Town House.
Prior to Michelin releasing its full city Guides, it “teases” several restaurants that will be added. Each of these above-mentioned restaurants is listed as “new” in their respective guides. During the star revelation ceremonies, these restaurants are eligible for Bib Gourmand or Star designations.
Across the pond, Michelin just announced that Jan Hartwig’s Munich restaurant, JAN, has been awarded three Michelin stars, catapulting the 40-year-old chef into the culinary stratosphere.
The dates for the 2023 California, Chicago, New York, and Washington D.C. star revelation ceremonies have not yet been announced.
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