Last September members of the Michelin Guide were on a food safari trying out a wide selection of restaurants across Malta and Gozo. The aim of the game was to review as many restaurants as possible to launch for the very first time the Malta Michelin Guide.
26 restaurants made the cut to get a noble mention with 3 of them to actually get rewarded for their extraordinary efforts to the gastronomic arts with an actual Michelin star. The winners of the first stars to be awarded in Malta are:
The winners were awarded with their commemorative plaques just this week by the Minister of Tourism, the Hon. Julia Farrugia.
The Michelin Guide Review Process
The first Malta Michelin Guide published earlier this year highlights the outstanding restaurants, breadth of cuisine styles and culinary skills found in Malta, Gozo and Comino. Established in the late 19th century, Michelin has maintained its benchmark of international food for more than 120 years, recognising some of the greatest cuisines in the world.
The Michelin awards are given after a rigorous process by Michelin reviewers/inspectors. They visit restaurants randomly and dine in as mystery clients. The reviewers write a thorough memorandum about their experience, and then all reviewers come together to discuss and decide on which restaurants will be awarded the stars.
The reviewers concentrate on the quality, mastery of technique, personality of the chef, value of the food and consistency, in making the reviews. The Michelin guide mechanism has been active since the beginning of 1900s.
To view the full selection of restaurants named in the Malta Michelin Guide online, please visit: