Speaking about this first Maltese selection, Gwendal POULLENNEC, International Director of the MICHELIN guides, commented: "Our mission at the MICHELIN Guide has always been to highlight the best gastronomic establishments around the world to its readers, and today the Maltese culinary scene has talents that are worthy of discovery by foodies from around the world. In the centre of the Mediterranean, Malta is a very attractive cultural destination with a unique cuisine style which beautifully combines European influences and local traditions.”
In an effort to respect local specialities and culinary knowledge, and to value the work of passionate men and women, the inspectors of the MICHELIN Guide particularly appreciated the diversity of the cuisine to be found on the archipelago. At the crossroads of cultures, the Maltese gastronomic scene is a reflection of its rich past by marrying culinary influences from Italy, Mediterranean countries, North Africa, and also Great Britain – not to mention contemporary trends.
Michelin will reveal its first Maltese selection on 26 February 2020, and this selection will be available free-of-charge online on the digital platform: guide.michelin.com
An international benchmark for gastronomy for more than 120 years, the MICHELIN Guide selects the best restaurants using a unique methodology based on the independence, anonymity and expertise of its inspectors and the respect of universal criteria. Together these ensure consistent and trustworthy selections that offer readers the same gastronomic experience wherever they travel and use a MICHELIN Guide.