2022 marks the launch of the MICHELIN Guide Hungary, which is expected to unveil its selections later this year. The Guide had already been present in Budapest since 1992, but this is the first time that the MICHELIN Guide will extend its selections beyond the capital city.
“We are delighted to announce Hungary as a new destination for the MICHELIN Guide. Through the years, we have witnessed an impressive increase in the quality of the culinary offering; first in Budapest where One MICHELIN Star was awarded for the first time in 2010, then at a national level” explained Gwendal Poullennec, International Director of the MICHELIN Guides. “Hungary has become a very dynamic gastronomic destination, thanks to the great variety of its products, including precious spices, typical meat and cheese products from the local terroir, but also a great variety of wines. We look forward to showcasing outstanding restaurants and talented professionals to our international community of food lovers.”
Last September, the MICHELIN Guide Budapest 2022 selection was released, announcing two new restaurants who received One MICHELIN Star, and a total of seven One MICHELIN Star restaurants in the Hungarian capital.
“Over the past decade, the development of Hungarian gastronomy has attracted worldwide attention. The quality of Hungarian ingredients have all contributed to putting not only Budapest but also rural Hungary on the world map of gastronomy; now recognized by the MICHELIN Guide. It is a great honor that this year the MICHELIN Guide will issue a national selection and we are grateful to know that restaurants and chefs will soon receive the greatest attention and appreciation countrywide. This announcement will further strengthen international tourism in our country,” added Dr. Zoltán Guller, CEO of the Hungarian Tourism Agency.
The selection will be made according to the tried and tested methodology applied by the inspectors of the MICHELIN Guide based on its universal criteria. These are applied to all the selected restaurants in order to help gastronomes from around the world make an informed choice from among high-quality options.