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Toronto’s Michelin Guide is Getting 12 New Restaurants

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In 2022, for the first time in Canada’s culinary history — the inspectors of the illustrious Michelin Guide graced Toronto kitchens. After much anticipation, an elite group of restaurants were selected to receive Michelin Guide recognition with either a star or bib gourmand. Local favourites like Alo and Quetzal received top accolades for their achievements in the culinary world. Nearly a year later, the Michelin Guide has returned to Toronto with a taste for fresh talent and hunger for bold new flavours.

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When will Toronto’s next Michelin restaurants be announced?

The Michelin Guide announcement ceremony will take place on September 27 at History, in Toronto. As in previous years, restaurateurs across the city will gather together to find out whom will receive a Michelin star and Bib Gourmand. Ahead of the ceremony, the Michelin Guide has revealed 12 new restaurants on their website. These restaurants highlight the rising stars in Toronto’s food scene — and are a strong indicator of whom will receive a Michelin star.

Does Toronto have any Michelin stars?

Yes! In 2022, 13 of Toronto’s best restaurants were granted a Michelin star. Those restaurants include Alo, Aburi Hana, Edulis, Enigma Yorkville and many more.

What city has the most Michelin stars 2023?

Japan’s capital of Toyko is home to over 250 Michelin-star restaurants. The food scene in Tokyo has been praised for its wide range in cuisine and innovation.

Why did Michelin come to Toronto?

Toronto’s food scene has always been bustling and has caught the attention of people all across the world. The caliber of restaurants in Toronto justified the inspectors at Michelin to support a Toronto guide.

Which restaurants are being considered for a Michelin star?

  • Alder – Operated by Michelin-star restauranteur Patrick Kriss of Alo. Alder is situated in the lower-level of the Ace Hotel and offers an elevated experience with local Canadian cuisine.
  • BB’s – Local Parkdale favourite serving up classic Filipino cuisine with a modern twist.
  • FK – Frequented by many celebrities, FK creates dishes inspired by classic French food and modern Canadiana.
  • Kappo Sato – Located in Davisville Village, Kappo Sato’s Japanese flair has garnered praise from chefs across the country for their bold flavours and innovation.
  • Kiin – Led by Chef Nuit Regular, Kiin presents a one-of-a-kind experience — diving deep into the flavours of royal Thai cuisine.
  • To learn more about the Michelin Guide and the remaining restaurants, visit Michelin’s website here.

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