31 local restaurants have just been awarded Michelin Guide recognition, with the French company recognising the qualities and culinary skills of some of the world’s top restaurants.
Paying anonymous visits to some of Malta’s eateries, inspectors of the world-famous guide had a taste of what the country’s gastronomic sector had to offer.
For this year, five restaurants acquired One-Michelin Star Status, with these being Under Grain, Noni, ION-The Harbour, De Mondion and Bahia.
They were ranked alongside restaurants in the ‘Bib Gourmand’ category, which are Grain Street, Terrone, Rubino and Commando. The details were unveiled during an official presentation lead by Tourism Minister Clayton Bartolo.
The minister stressed that the Michelin Guide Awards are a clear indication of how Malta is a destination at the heart of sustainable tourism. He said that the restaurants recognised the importance of being at the forefront of satisfying the most demanding clients.
Bartolo went on to highlight the government’s plan for tourism as making it a destination offering quality experiences, one of which being the gastronomic experience. He also said that a return to normalcy from the pandemic is everyone’s responsibility as we need to work to highlight Malta’s pristine qualities.