There are now a fantastic five Michelin Star Restaurants in Valencia. The accolade that stands for exceptional quality and flair has recently been given to El Poblet.
El Poblet now joins Riff (chef Bernd Knoller pictured), Vertical, La Sucursal and Ricard Camarena at the top of the list of desirable places for eating out in Valencia. See their websites for tantalising glimpses of their menus.
Each has one Michelin star, meaning it has undergone thorough judging from an experienced reviewer from the Michelin Guide. Anonymity is crucial, so the chef produces exactly the same quality of food for the judge as they would for a first time visitor or regular customer.
The limited number of restaurants chosen for the Michelin Guides are all highly recommended, but earning a star is seen as one of the highest honours in the industry. For Valencia to have five stars across the city is testament to the style, panache and detail the city’s chefs give to their work.
In restaurants, the Michelin evaluations involve repeated test meals to assess quality and reliability of the experience. This is what makes the Michelin Guide such a highly regarded institution. The one Michelin star awarded to five Valencian restaurants indicates each is a very good restaurant in its category, offering cuisine prepared to a consistently high standard. A good place to stop on your journey.
Along with the rating of stars, the Michelin Guide provides a written description of each locale with a variety of symbols to give further insight into an establishment. Ambiance, specialties, and wine are just a few of the factors. Comfort is also rated by 1 to 5 forks and spoons for a restaurant and 1 to 5 pavilions for a hotel.
The gastronomy section of the Visit Valencia website offers a guide to a broad range of cuisines of and budgets. This section includes special offers.