Michelin announced today that the biggest event in the culinary world will return to Macau in December. The MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong Macau 2020 will be unveiled on 17th December 2019 at City of Dreams, Macau, honouring the strength and quality of the local culinary scene.
This moment in culinary history will be marked by a press conference in the afternoon, where the International Director of the MICHELIN Guides, Gwendal Poullennec, will reveal the restaurants recognised in the 12th edition of the MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong Macau. In celebration of the joyous occasion, a gala dinner will be held later in the evening featuring a stellar line-up of guest chefs from around the world.
The MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong Macau was first established in 2009 and was one of Michelin’s first forays in Asia. Since then, the MICHELIN Guide, the international benchmark of quality food, has expanded this list to include an extensive range of restaurants in the region, from local gourmet icons to world-class fine dining venues.
The MICHELIN Guide continues to serve as the essential reference for gourmands in Hong Kong, Macau, and around the world, bringing them the best of what local culinary experts have to offer. The selection criteria for MICHELIN Plate, Bib Gourmand and MICHELIN stars are a global standard by which Michelin inspectors review all kinds of cuisines, and evaluate only the quality of the dishes.
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All establishments are chosen according to the same five criteria used by Michelin inspectors around the world:
- quality of the ingredients
- mastery of cooking
- harmony of the flavours
- expression of the chef’s personality in the cuisine, and
- consistency, both over time and across the entire menu
Location, décor, service and available facilities are not part of the selection criteria.