Michelin has announced that they have unlocked the gastronomical secrets of yet another country, and this time it’s Brazil. Michelin will be releasing a culinary guide to Brazil in March 2015, the 25th in its international collection, which will focus on the “diverse gastronomy” of Rio de Janeiro and San Paulo, and is coming out right in between the2014 World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics, both of which will be taking place in Brazil. This will be the first international Michelin guide for a South American country.
“The Brazilian gourmet dining scene has been developing steadily in recent years, led by particularly creative chefs,” said Michael Ellis, International Director, Michelin guides. “Spearheading this development, the cities of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo today rank among the world’s leading fine dining centers. Both share a creativity, curiosity and cultural openness that constantly nurture one of the world’s most dynamic gourmet dining scenes.”
The Michelin spectators, like every guide, will anonymously taste their way through the best restaurants Brazil has to offer, awarding restaurants the prestigious Michelin stars, or Bib Gourmand status.
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