Madrid has been chosen to host the presentation of the 2021 Spain & Portugal MICHELIN Guide this fall, on November 30th. It’s not the first time Madrid has held this honor: it also hosted this event in 2010 and in 2013. Madrid was chosen, again, for its undeniably attractive tourism and extensive gastronomic offer. This exclusive event will bring together the best in the industry, eager to hear the results of the hard work by MICHELIN Guide inspectors.
Said Madrid’s mayor, José Luis Martínez-Almeida, “For Madrid it’s an honor to host [this presentation]. [Madrid] was chosen for the city and the hospitality sector’s commitment to quality food. There’s a reason why one of the city’s greatest appeals is its gastronomy, which is diverse, quality and constantly evolving. Madrid has more than 3,000 locales in which to enjoy a never-ending variety of foods, from traditional bars and modern restaurants to alternative spaces and restaurants run by top chefs. They all help make Madrid one of the leading food destinations.”
The International Director of MICHELIN Guides, Gwendal Poullennec said, “The MICHELIN Guide’s raison d'être is to recommend restaurants that are the soul of our cities and communities. In these unprecedented times, our mission is to reconnect diners with restaurants. The selected restaurants will be fair and consistent for 2021.”
The first edition of the Spain and Portugal Guide was published back in 1910, and it has continued to evolve over the years.