Michelin Guide will unveil its first Abu Dhabi restaurant selection in November.
This makes the city the 41st destination covered by the Guide worldwide.
Only five months after it was launched in Dubai, the prestigious guide is now available in the UAE capital..
In recent years, Abu Dhabi has become a gastronomic hotspot, known for its rich yet diverse culinary offerings ranging from local Emirati eateries to luxury restaurants – and soon, for the Michelin Guide restaurants it has selected.
According to Gwendal Poullennec, International Director of MICHELIN Guides, their inspectors who have worked in Abu Dhabi for some time now have enjoyed the diversity and quality of the gastronomical offerings, and they look forward to sharing their experiences.
A comprehensive system of distinctions is used by the Guide to convey its restaurant reviews, the most prestigious of which is the MICHELIN Star designation.
There are four MICHELIN Stars awarded to restaurants for “quality cooking that is worth a visit,” two MICHELIN Stars for “excellent cooking that is worth a detour,” and three MICHELIN Stars for “exceptional cuisine that is worth a special journey.”
Aside from the coveted star rating, the selection will also include the popular Bib Gourmand award, which recognizes restaurants that provide value-for-money three-course meals.
Five criteria will be used in selecting the restaurants:
Quality of ingredients
Mastery of cooking
Harmony of flavours
Personality of the chef through the cuisine
Consistency both over time and across the entire menu
The criteria apply to all the selected restaurants to help gastronomes make informed choices from among high-quality options.