Orlando Leads Florida's Michelin Guide 2024 with Four New One-Star Restaurants

The Michelin Guide has awarded 26 stars to Florida restaurants, with Orlando leading the state. The recognition highlights Florida's growing reputation as a culinary destination, attracting both locals and tourists.

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Orlando Leads Florida's Michelin Guide 2024 with Four New One-Star Restaurants

Orlando Leads Florida's Michelin Guide 2024 with Four New One-Star Restaurants

The Michelin Guide has announced its 2024 selections for Florida, with Orlando leading the state with four new one-star restaurants, followed by Miami with three and Tampa with two. This brings Florida's total to 26 starred restaurants, with L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon Miami retaining its two-star status as the highest-ranked spot.

The Sunshine State has seen a significant expansion of its MICHELIN-Starred restaurant scene, showcasing the culinary talents and diverse offerings across the state. New one-star restaurants in Miami include EntreNos, while in Orlando, Papa Llama and Victoria & Albert's have received new stars. Tampa's Kōsen is among the new one-star restaurants, featuring Japanese cuisine, which is a growing trend in Florida's Michelin-starred restaurants.

Why this matters: The Michelin Guide's recognition of Florida's culinary scene highlights the state's growing reputation as a destination for food lovers. The increased number of starred restaurants across multiple cities demonstrates the depth and diversity of Florida's dining options, attracting both locals and tourists alike.

The guide also awarded Bib Gourmand designations to 33 value-focused restaurants across the state, and a Green Star for sustainability to Kaya, a Filipino restaurant in Orlando. The rankings were announced at a live event in Tampa, and the guide continues to focus on the three Florida cities of Miami, Orlando, and Tampa, despite Jacksonville being the state's most populous city.

Gwendal Poullennec, International Director of the MICHELIN Guides, praised the Florida culinary scene, stating, "This year's selection reflects the rich diversity and innovation within Florida's culinary landscape. We are thrilled to see the continued growth and recognition of the state's talented chefs and their commitment to excellence."

Key Takeaways

  • Florida now has 26 Michelin-starred restaurants, up from previous years.
  • Orlando leads with 4 new one-star restaurants, followed by Miami and Tampa.
  • L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon Miami retains its 2-star status, the highest in FL.
  • Michelin Guide recognizes FL's culinary scene as a growing food destination.
  • Bib Gourmand and Green Star awards also given to FL restaurants.