After a long time, Michelin is coming to Toronto for the first time and is preparing to hand out Michelin stars for the restaurants there.
Toronto is actually the first city in Canada to have a Michelin Guide Destination; Michelin has announced that it will announce which restaurants will be awarded these stars at Evergreen Brick Works next month. Restaurants in Toronto are at this ceremony; Michelin Stars will have the opportunity to earn Bib Gourmands or other Michelin titles.
Restaurants can earn one, two or three Michelin Stars, which identify restaurants “serving exceptional cuisine rich in flavor and infused with the personality of a talented chef.” Bib Gourmands are given out for good quality food for good value, and there’s also a Green Star that restaurants can get for commitment to sustainable gastronomy practices.
“This is a very special moment – the first Michelin Guide selection revelation in Canada. ” said Gwendal Poullennec, International Director of the Michelin Guides.
“We are ready to reveal the best and brightest establishments in Toronto – a diverse city full of outstanding dining spots. Our inspectors found several elite restaurants and are eager to celebrate the chefs and their teams.”said Gwendal Poullennec, International Director of the Michelin Guides.
The first selection for the Michelin Guide Toronto will be revealed on September 13 at 6:30 p.m at Brick Works, with chefs learning whether their teams have earned Stars in real time.
There are now Guides for 39 countries around the world, with the history of the Michelin Guide stretching back to the turn of the century.