Michelin launched Malta’s first Michelin Guide and announced the winners of the island’s first Michelin stars. This Guide highlights the best restaurants in the country, the variety of cooking styles and the highlights on the islands of Malta, Gozo and Comino. Founded at the end of the 19th century, Michelin has remained an international reference for over 120 years, identifying some of the best restaurants in the world.
Located in the heart of the Mediterranean, Malta increasingly stands out as a gastronomic destination featuring a huge variety of typical dishes that combine the diverse influences of the countless civilizations that occupied the island. In order to enhance the country’s gastronomic history, the Malta Tourism Authority has done a careful job of defending local and sustainable gastronomy, betting on traditional methods combined with modernity.
The winners of the first Stars are:
• De Mondion – Chef Kevin Bonello
• Noni – Chef Jonathan Brincat
• Under Grain – Chef Victor Borg
According to the Minister of Tourism and Consumer Protection, Julia Farrugia Portelli: “The first Michelin stars for Maltese restaurants are an achievement for Malta and meet the government’s goal of attracting more consumption in the country over the next few years. Gastronomy has become an extremely important component in any destination and a key experience for all tourists. ”
The President of the Malta Tourism Authority, Dr. Gavin Gulia, commented: “For ATM this first edition of the Michelin Guide for Malta means a clear maturation of our restaurants and the quality of them. Gastronomy is a fundamental pillar for the maturation of the country’s tourist offer. Having the first Michelin star restaurants on the island means that we are moving in the right direction ”.
The International Director of Michelin Guides, Gwendal Pullennec, reveals his enthusiasm for launching the first Maltese section, stating: “The Maltese gastronomic panorama brings together talents worthy of being discovered by foodies from all over the world. Located in the centre of the Mediterranean, Malta is a very attractive cultural destination, with unique gastronomy, which perfectly combines several European influences and local traditions ”.
To see the full selection of restaurants named in the Michelin Guide in Malta, visit the Michelin Guide