Michelin Star restaurants in the Canary Islands in 2024

The Canary Islands shone once again at the Michelin Guide 2024 Gala, held on November 27th in Barcelona. Gran Canaria and Tenerife prove one more year that haute cuisine in our Archipelago continues to attract attention and to be recognized by the most prestigious guides. In this article we will talk about the Michelin Star restaurants in the Canary Islands in 2024.

In this new edition, three restaurants have been recognized with their first Michelin Star, on the one hand, Bevir in Gran Canaria, and on the other, Haydée and Taste1973 in Tenerife. With these new additions, there are now 12 Michelin Star restaurants in the Canary Islands that shine under this distinction.

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Bevir in Gran Canaria

The restaurant Bevir is located in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. This is already a quality establishment that is recognized with a Repsol Sun and the Golden T, distinctions to which is now added the Michelin Star.

Products from the garden and the sea, refined technique and efficient service are the ingredients of Bevir, with chef José Luis Espino, behind the stove, and head waitress María González, accompanied by sommelier Airam de Acosta.

Haydée and Taste1973 in Tenerife

The restaurant Haydée is located in La Orotava and has a Sol Repsol to which is added its new star. It occupies a stately manor house and behind the stoves we have the chef, Victor Suarez who defends his creative cuisine through two suggestive menus that combine flavors, colors and textures to update the traditional island recipe book, with personal touches, some childhood memories and touches of other cultures.

On the other hand, the restaurant Taste1973 is located in the south of the island of Tenerife, more specifically in Playa de Las Americas. The vision and mission of the project, led by chef Diego Schattenhofer, is to become a gastronomic reference both nationally and internationally through a creative cuisine that highlights the history of the Canary Islands.

The prestigious Michelin Guide and its Stars

The Michelin Guide is the most famous restaurant and hotel guide in the world, produced by the French tire company Michelin. It is present in almost forty different destinations in Europe, America and Asia. At the gastronomic level, it is especially characterized by the rating of restaurants with Michelin Stars, also called macarons or étoiles.

Restaurants are recognized with one, two or three stars and always reward the restaurant, not the chef. Three stars for restaurants that have "exceptional cuisine" and a "table that justifies the trip". Two for those that offer "excellent cuisine that is worth the detour". Finally, one for those offering "very good cuisine in its category". The Stars are awarded by the Guide's renowned inspectors, who maintain their anonymity and always pay their bills.

The Guide is published annually, which means that it is renewed every year in all the territories in which it is present. It is currently published in both paper and web format, but in the past it was a guide only available in paper. In fact, it is also known as the "red guide" because its covers were of this color.

Other recognitions awarded by the Michelin Guide

In addition to the recognized Stars, the Guide awards in other categories such as:

Bib Gourmand. They are a recognition to restaurants that have an adjusted quality-price ratio, between 35 and 40 euros, in Western markets. The graphic symbol of the Bib Gourmand distinction is the head of Bibendum, the Michelin mascot, chuckling. They are considered a breeding ground for restaurants that could win a Michelin star in the future.

Recommended. This label is intended to identify restaurants that, without having stars or Bib Gourmand, also provide "quality cuisine" in the eyes of Michelin, which considers the simple fact of being selected in the guide as a seal of quality.

Green Star. The Michelin Green Stars were created in 2020 and are an annual distinction that seeks to reward the sustainable and environmentally friendly work of the restaurants reviewed, offering an alternative working model and encouraging reflection on the health of the planet. The symbol of the green star is a clover, and to award it the inspectors pay attention to the origin of the products, the seasonality of these, the balance of the menus, waste management or the sensitivity of the chef when transmitting these values.

If you are interested in the world of products made in the Canary Islands and its gastronomy and you want to know more, we leave you the link to our Gastronomy section.

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