The degradation of the current health crisis, which has accelerated exponentially in many parts of the world in the recent weeks, poses unprecedented challenges for the gastronomic and tourism sectors, thus impacting the activity of MICHELIN Guide inspectors. Since that impact is felt all around the globe, the MICHELIN Guide has to reinvent its events and to postpone the unveiling of some restaurants selections. The current context is also impacting the reveal of Belgrade's selection.
“Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the release of the MICHELIN Guide Belgrade, previously planned for December 11th, 2020 will be postponed.” said Gwendal Poullennec, International Director of the MICHELIN Guide. "Our teams remain in close connection with the National Tourism Organisation of Serbia and our interest towards Belgrade`s culinary scene remains intact. We will regularly survey the situation towards the MICHELIN Guide Belgrade selection at a later date that will be determined collegially”.
This situation also includes the United States with the delay of releases (for Chicago, Washington D.C, New York and California). In Europe too, the MICHELIN Guide UK and the MICHELIN Guide Belgium have been postponed, as the format of the French Star revelation has recently changed too. The Covid-19 crisis has also impacted the Guide’s activities in Asia, as demonstrated in the recent decision to postpone the release of the 2021 Singaporean selection.
The MICHELIN Guide remains committed to carry out its work in Serbia, respecting its historic values and professionalism. The anonymous and independent inspectors of the Guide will continue their work in Belgrade in order to highlight Serbia`s culinary scene on the world stage.