Michelin Guide to release its latest Malaysian Discoveries this June

13 May 2023 09:44pm
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GEORGE TOWN - The Michelin Guide will be disclosing its latest restaurant findings and releasing some of its new additions to its guide ahead of its annual reveal ceremony.

Michelin Experiences director of communications, Elisabeth Boucher-Anselin said that this June’s announcement will involve restaurants in both Penang and Kuala Lumpur.

"The inspection team has decided collectively that before the next Michelin Guide Ceremony 2024 to announce the new global selected restaurants in Malaysia, we are going to release their newest and nicest findings.

"We do not want to wait for one full year before revealing the findings of the inspection team. We want to be able to say that the particular restaurant is great where we definitely consider that it is going to be a part of the Michelin Guide," she told the reporters during her online interview recently.

She added that the discoveries lead to greater opportunities to highlight the incredible Malaysian restaurant industry as well as to support new restaurants regularly.

Moreover, she added that these findings are motivated by the discoveries made by the anonymous inspectors in the field.

"We can't tell you that it is going to be a star restaurant, bib gourmand restaurant or green star 1, we want to put the spotlight on this place," she said.

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Moving forward, she said that all the restaurants part of the 2024 selection will be assessed by the inspectors based on five criteria, ingredient quality, mastery of cooking techniques, harmony of flavours, expression of the chef’s personality in the cuisine and the consistency both over time and across the entire menu.

She added that all the distinctions and special awards related to the newest restaurant selections will be unveiled exclusively at the annual Michelin Guide ceremony.

In addition, she stated that the releases of the restaurant findings will be featured on both Michelin Guide’s official website and mobile app.

"We hope that these regular revelations and updates continue to create excitement and provide opportunities for Malaysian gourmets to continue supporting this profession and we invite everyone to discover the restaurants," she said.

The Michelin Guide unveiled its very first 2023 Kuala Lumpur and Penang selection last December, showcasing a total of 97 restaurants across 20 types of cuisines, including four 1-Michelin-star restaurants. - BERNAMA