Michelin Expands Poland Coverage
FeaturesInsider News 27 March 2023 Insider 0
Disrupted by a string of force majeures, Poland’s beleaguered restaurant scene is celebrating after it was announced that Michelin will expand their coverage of the country after entering an agreement with the Polish Tourist Organization.
As part of this, Poznań will now also be featured alongside Kraków and Warsaw.
In the case of the capital, Warsaw has been included in Michelin’s Main Cities of Europe guide since 1997 and was later joined by Kraków in 2008.
As part of their expanded coverage of the country, it is widely expected that more restaurants than ever before stand to earn Michelin recognition with the newly-signed agreement seeing the active promotion of those restaurants deemed worthy of an entry.
Currently, thirteen Warsaw restaurants are listed, with three of these recognised with a Bib Gourmand signifying ‘good quality’ and ‘good value cooking’ (they being Szóstka, Butchery & Wine, and Ale Wino).
Previously, only two restaurants in the capital have been awarded a star (Atelier Amaro and Senses), with both closing as a result of Covid. As things stand in Poland, only Kraków’s Bottiglieria 1881 can currently boast a star.
Now, however, foodie hearts are fluttering anew.
“Culinary Warsaw is characterised by its extraordinary diversity,” says Barbara Tutak of the Warsaw Tourist Organization.
“This is evidenced by three elements: the places themselves, some of which have become iconic. The produce that they use, and the attention restaurateurs pay to the best suppliers, and the people involved in the scene itself – they are creators and artists.”
As has been revealed, it’s already known that Michelin’s inspectors are already active in Poland, and their results and findings will be made public in June – among them, the recipients of bibs and stars.
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