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Michelin Guide Seoul & Busan 2024 to be Released in February

The launch of the Michelin Guide Seoul & Busan 2024 is set to take place on February 22 in Busan.


The launch of the Michelin Guide Seoul & Busan 2024 is set to take place on February 22, located on the fourth floor of Signiel Busan in Haeundae. The event promises to unveil the Michelin Guide-selected restaurants for Seoul and Busan, marking a significant moment with the inclusion of Busan for the first time since the guide's inception in Seoul in 2016. The festivities will include announcements of selected restaurants, an awards ceremony, a Gala dinner, and more.


This edition of the Michelin Guide Seoul & Busan 2024 is anticipated to shine a spotlight on local restaurants in Busan, capturing the unique taste and style of the city. The publication is scheduled for March 2024.


Michelin Guide evaluators are dedicated to a meticulous review of a diverse array of restaurants in the Busan area. From world-class 'Michelin-starred restaurants' to those offering excellent cuisine at reasonable prices ('Bib Gourmand') and establishments promoting sustainable gastronomy ('Michelin Green Star'), the guide aims to present a comprehensive snapshot of Busan's vibrant culinary landscape.


The Michelin Guide is an esteemed and influential annual guidebook published by the French tire company Michelin. It originated in France in the early 20th century as a means to promote road travel and, consequently, the use of Michelin tires. Over the years, it has evolved into a globally recognized authority on fine dining and culinary excellence.


The Michelin Guide employs a team of anonymous inspectors who visit and assess restaurants based on a set of criteria that include the quality of ingredients, skillful preparation, originality, and overall dining experience. Restaurants are then awarded Michelin stars, with three stars being the highest accolade, indicating exceptional cuisine and mastery in the kitchen. One and two stars also signify high-quality dining experiences.


In addition to Michelin stars, the guide includes other distinctions such as the 'Bib Gourmand,' which recognizes restaurants offering excellent food at more affordable prices, and the 'Michelin Green Star,' highlighting establishments committed to sustainable and environmentally friendly practices.


The Michelin Guide plays a significant role in shaping the culinary landscape, influencing chefs, restaurateurs, and food enthusiasts worldwide. It has expanded its coverage beyond France to include cities and regions around the globe, contributing to the recognition and promotion of exceptional dining establishments.

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