The Polish Tourist Organisation and the Michelin Guide have signed an agreement to include Polish cities in the world-renowned Michelin Guide. Warsaw, Krakow and Poznan and their surroundings will be promoted first.
The selection of cities is the first stage of cooperation between the Polish Tourist Organisation and the Michelin Guide. Inspectors have already set off for Poland, whose task will be to verify and rate the country’s restaurants. In the second stage, planned for June, a summary will be made, and the top establishments will be honoured with prestigious distinctions – Michelin Stars and Bib Gourmand awards.
“Poland, which has a rich culinary tradition, will appear in the Michelin Guide for the first time ever. This is a project supporting the development of culinary tourism on the international market. Inclusion in the prestigious list is another impulse for the development of the Polish brand. World trends show that gastronomic travel is increasingly popular, especially among people seeking an authentic experience of a given place. Without a doubt, Poland, famous for its hospitality, guarantees a refined culinary experience”, says Secretary of State at the Ministry of Sport and Tourism and the Prime Minister’s Plenipotentiary for the Promotion of the Polish Brand, Andrzej Gut-Mostowy.
The Michelin Guide has been on the market since 1900 and is considered the most important culinary guide in the world. It is number one in terms of sales, history, and reputation. In this edition, the Michelin Guide covers 62 regions and cities, 30 of which are in Europe.
The guide is based on an extensive system of symbols describing each establishment. In compiling the guides, Michelin uses anonymous inspections and does not charge for listing a venue but claims the right to visit it on average once every 18 months to update its rating.