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8 Orlando restaurants will be added to the 2023 Florida Michelin Guide

Written By Scott Joseph On April 3, 2023

VA22 entryVictoria & Albert’s

Eight Orlando restaurants will be added to Michelin Guide’s second Florida edition, including Victoria & Albert’s and Toledo at Walt Disney World and newcomers Kaya and Otto’s High Dive. Tampa will add three restaurants, joining the previously announced eight restaurants in Miami. Only restaurants in those three metropolitan areas are considered for the prestigious distinction.

Whether the restaurants will be awarded stars, designated a Bib Gourmand, or simply named to the list of recommended restaurants will be revealed at an invitation-only ceremony in Miami on May 11.

The other local restaurants joining the guide are: Doshi; Edoboy; Juju; and Twenty Pho Hour.

Tampa additions include Lilac; Ponte; and Noble Rice.

Speculation is high that Victoria & Albert’s will enter the guide with stars – Michelin awards top restaurants with one, two or three stars; those named to the guide without stars are called recommendations or designated Bib Gourmand, which the guide says represents “great food at a great value.” (Bib is short for Bibendum, the official name of the puffy Michelin tire company’s mascot.) When the inaugural guide was published last year, Victoria & Albert’s had not yet reopened after it was closed for the pandemic.

Currently, Knife & Spoon, Capa, Kadence and Soseki are the only Orlando area starred restaurants, with one each. Only one restaurant in Florida – L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon in Miami – has two stars. None has three. All the restaurants with current stars will also find out at the May ceremony whether they’ve gained a star – or lost one.

Restaurants are visited anonymously by Michelin inspectors who focus mainly on the quality of the food to make their decisions.

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