The MICHELIN Guide selection to Poland was launched in 1997 – as part of the Main Cities of Europe Guide – with a selection to the capital city, Warsaw; Cracow was then added in 2008 and, today, we are delighted to announce our expansion into the city of Poznań.
“With its Old Market Square – one of its gems – and streets full of charm, Poznań is a city our inspectors have enjoyed exploring. Its cuisine reflects its cosmopolitan outlook, with influences ranging from Italy to Japan and, while chefs show respect for traditional recipes, they are not afraid to interpret these in a modern fashion”, commented Gwendal Poullennec, International Director of the MICHELIN Guides.
Alongside Poznań, The MICHELIN Guide’s famously anonymous inspectors will continue their work in both Warsaw – which offers a wide array of cosmopolitan eateries from wine bars and bistros to sophisticated restaurants – and Crakow, with its bohemian charm and historical legacy, where traditional dishes sit comfortably alongside more creative and innovative cuisine.
“Across all three Polish cities, professional talent shines, with ambitious chefs keen to reinterpret the essence of Polish cuisine and highlight Poland’s gastronomy on the international culinary scene”, continued Poullennec.
For 2023, The MICHELIN Guide has created a partnership with the Polish Tourism Organization to fund digital communication campaigns to promote the MICHELIN Guide selections of Warsaw, Cracow and Poznań to the world. Nevertheless, as has been the case since its inception in 1900, The MICHELIN Guide’s restaurant selection will be created in an independent manner by its expert inspectors, following the universal and historical methodology of The MICHELIN Guide. Their assessments are based on five criteria: the quality of the produce; the mastery of the cooking techniques; the harmony of the flavours; the personality of the chef as expressed on the plate; and consistency, both across the menu as a whole and over time.
The full Polish selection – from recommended restaurants to great value Bib Gourmands and Michelin Starred establishments – will be unveiled by the MICHELIN Guide in the upcoming months and will be available on the MICHELIN Guide website as well as the free mobile app (iOS and Android).
Did you know that the MICHELIN Guide also recommends hotels? Start planning your next trip now with our hotel selections to Warsaw, Cracow and Poznań.
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