The Michelin Guide, known for its rating of excellence in the tastes produced by restaurant kitchens worldwide has awarded three major restaurants in Malta. Established at the start of the last century, the Guide also published a review of restaurants in Malta and Gozo.
Malta’s culinary reputation has now risen another step and Tourism Minister Julia Farrugia Portelli said this is an opportunity in the tourism industry to show that Malta’s kitchens produce fine food. She said this is the first time that Malta has invested in the Michelin Star Award to enhance culinary reputation in the Maltese Islands. Three restaurants were independently chosen by a team of investigators u experiences restaurants in Malta and Gozo and identified three restaurants that qualified for the award.
The three restaurants are De Mondion in Mdina and two Valletta restaurants, Noni and Under Grain. Minister Farrugia Portelli paid a visit to the three restaurants that distinguished themselves for their quality, technique, the chef’s personality, the value of the food presented and its consistency. The first Michelin Guide covering Malta was published earlier this year.
Malta Tourism Authority Chairman, Gavin Gulia, said the award of the three restaurants represents the advance made by the country’s gastronomic sector in recent years. He said that after the relaxation of restrictions, the reaction has been a positive one and shows that persons are eager to return to eating out together with their families and friends.