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Michelin Guide Dubai 2023: Here’s the Highly Anticipated Selection of Restaurants

Boca. Photo: Courtesy of Michelin Guide

Michelin has revealed its highly anticipated selection for the Michelin Guide Dubai 2023. With a total of 90 restaurants, covering 23 different types of cuisine, and being featured in one of the oldest and most prestigious food guides in existence, there is no doubt about the fact that Dubai has cemented its place as a culinary hotspot

“We never had any doubt about Dubai’s culinary potential, and this year this fascinating destination confirms its gastronomic appeal,” says Gwendal Poullennec, International Director of the Michelin Guides, “From international visitors and professionals to local gourmets, everyone wants to be part of Dubai’s very unique energy. Dubai boasts many diverse culinary concepts, from Peruvian to Emirati, modern French, and traditional British to contemporary Japanese, ensuring that everyone feels at home here. We’re so pleased to witness its gastronomic growth on an international scale.”

Avatara. Photo: Courtesy of Michelin Guide

For this second edition, the famously anonymous Michelin inspectors have recognized three new one Michelin Star restaurants, and one new two Michelin Stars restaurant, as well as 17 Bib Gourmands which were unveiled on May 16. While the establishments with Michelin stars represent the top-rated restaurants in the city with distinct flavors and exceptional cooking the Bib Gourmand selection features good quality cooking for good value for money. 

After receiving its first Michelin star last year Trèsind Studio has now been awarded two stars for cuisine that is not only unforgettable but continues to evolve in an impressive manner. Il Ristorante – Niko Romito and Stay by Yannick Alléno, both awarded two stars in 2022, retain their distinction this year. Vegetarian fine dining venue Avatāra – helmed by chef Rahul Rana – along with Dinner by Heston Blumenthal and Moonrise from chef Solemann Haddad have all been awarded one Michelin star. All the restaurants awarded one star in the 2022 selection maintain their distinction this year. 

Trèsind Studio. Photo: Courtesy of Michelin Guide

Last week when the Michelin Guide unveiled its Bib Gourmand selection for this year with new three additions – 21 Grams, 3Fils, and Aamara. With all Bib Gourmand restaurants from last year maintaining their distinction the total count now stands at 17. Two Michelin Green Stars were also awarded for a commitment to sustainable gastronomy, the two restaurants that received this accolade are Bocca and Teible.

Some special awards have also been announced by Michelin – the Young Chef Award goes to Omkar Walve of Avatāra; Arturo Scamardella of Dinner By Heston Blumenthal receives the  Sommelier Award; the Service Award is given to the team at La Mar by Gastón Acurio, managed by Tomislav Lokvicic; the new Special Award – the Opening of the Year – goes to Ariana’s  Persian Kitchen led by chef Ariana Bundy.

The full selection of the Michelin Guide Dubai 2023 is available on the Michelin Guide website and on the Michelin Guide app. 

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