Every year, near the end of the year, the
new Michelin star restaurants, as well as those that maintain their previous stars or those that rise in category. Until now, the award-winning restaurants in Spain and Portugal were jointly announced at a gala, but by 2024, for the first time, the galas will be different. To know the Michelin star restaurants in 2024 In Portugal we will have to wait until February, although those from Spain will meet this Tuesday, November 28, at a gala that takes place in the Auditori Fòrum of the Barcelona International Convention Center.
In this edition,
The Michelin Guide places a “special” emphasis on sustainability, with the new Michelin Green Stars, “a distinction that recognizes establishments particularly committed to sustainable gastronomy, nature and the future of the planet.” The gala can be followed live, starting at 6:30 p.m., on the Michelin Guide YouTube channel. The gastronomic revolution continues in Barcelona
The place chosen to hold the Michelin star gala is Barcelona, due to its “adherence to tradition”, fused with “a cosmopolitan style, full of creativity and constant innovation.” The campaign ‘The gastronomic revolution continues in Barcelona’ aims to “make visible” Barcelona as a “source of gastronomic talent”, a talent that was already evident in the previous edition: in
2023, the province of Barcelona had distinctions compiled in the Michelin Guide. But not only that: the city of Barcelona has 24 Michelin starsthe city with the most distinctions in Spain, and a total of 70 restaurants in the Catalan capital have some type of distinction in last year’s Michelin Guide.
What are all the Michelin distinctions?
The best known is, obviously, the Michelin star. But it is not the only distinction of this popular guide. There are five types of distinction for restaurants in this gala:
One Michelin star: This distinction is awarded to restaurants that, using ingredients of the highest quality, prepare dishes with different flavors and to a consistently high standard. Two Michelin stars: To receive two stars, the dishes must demonstrate the personality and talent of the chef. The kitchen stands out for its refinement and inspiration.
Three Michelin stars: It is the highest recognition of the Michelin Guide, and is reserved for unusual cuisine. The chefs who achieve this award are at the peak of their career and elevate cooking to the category of art, proposing dishes that are sometimes destined to become classics.
Bib Gourmand: It is a recognition of a good quality/price ratio, highlighting simple but skillful cuisine, at an affordable price. Green star: is the most recent award from the Michelin Guide. It was introduced in France in 2020 and is awarded to restaurants that present themselves as a role model when it comes to sustainable gastronomy.