PHOTOS COURTERY OF WORLD RED EYE: South Florida honorees (from left to right:  Josh Hackler, Co-Founder of Grass Fed Culture Hospitality, Los Félix; Sebastian Vargas, Co-Founder of Grass Fed Culture Hospitality, Chef at Los Félix; Ilan Sitt, Owner of Paperfish Sushi, Balagan Miami, JATTÖ Miami and SushiMas; Ryu Hirosoko, Sous Chef at Azabu Miami Beach; Atsushi Okawara, Chef at The Den at Azabu Miami Beach; Jeremy Ford, Chef at Stubborn Seed; Miguel Niembro, Sous-chef at Zitz Sum; Pablo Zitzmann, Owner and Chef at Zitz Sum; Ashley Moncada, Chef de Cuisine at Ariete; Michael Beltran, Owner and Executive Chef at Ariete; Alex Meyer, Chef at Boia De; David Shim, Chef at Cote Miami; Shingo Akikuni, Executive Chef at Hiden Miami; Seth Blumenthal, Chef de Cuisine at Le Jardinier; Jose Diaz, Sous Chef at Le Jardinier; Luciana Giangrandi, Chef at Boia De; Arrel Pluviose, Sous Chef at Hiden Miami; Melissa Catra, Head Baker/ Pastry Chef at L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon and Le Jardinier) celebrate being featured in MICHELIN Guide Miami, Orlando and Tampa on Sunday, June 12 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. To view the full 2022 selection of the MICHELIN Guide Miami, Orlando and Tampa restaurants, please visit the MICHELIN Guide website here or download the MICHELIN Guide App.

The perfect finale to June’s #MichelinMania? A very Miami full moon soirée celebrating South Florida’s chefs and restaurants honored by the MICHELIN Guide Miami, Orlando, and Tampa. But who am I kidding? Michelin mania has only just begun.

WHEN: Sunday, June 12, 2022, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

WHERE: The Miami Beach Convention Center

On June 9th, MICHELIN Guide launched the MICHELIN Guide Miami, Orlando and Tampa. The Miami honorees (see full list below) marked a new chapter in South Florida history as the first to be recognized by the prestigious MICHELIN Guide. To mark the occasion and to give these culinary experts the recognition they deserve, the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau hosted an exclusive event honoring the hometown chefs and restaurants in an evening of celebration with a taste of local flavor, which took place on Sunday at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

For more than 120 years, the MICHELIN Guide has been an independent publication produced by famously anonymous Michelin inspectors recognizing restaurants around the world embodying culinary innovation. Michelin’s entrance into Florida dining will improve the communities’ economic impact as well as the elevation of Florida’s reputation. This partnership pairs Florida’s strength in tourism with Michelin’s 120-plus years of experience in gastronomy and is just the beginning of the transformation that will turn Florida into a destination where travelers come specifically to eat and drink, unlocking its culinary potential.


L’Atelier de Jöel Robuchon



Boia De


The Den at Sushi Azabu



Le Jardinier

Los Felix

Stubborn Seed

The Surf Club Restaurant

Capa (Orlando)

Soseki (Orlando)

Kadence (Orlando)

Knife & Spoon (Orlando)



Chug’s Diner


El Turco

Ghee Indian Kitchen

Hometown Barbecue


Krüs Kitchen

La Natural


Lung Yai Thai

Mandolin Aegean Bistro

Michael’s Genuine

Phuc Yea

Red Rooster Overtown

Sanguich de Miami

Tinta y Cafe

Zak the Baker

Zitz Sum

Past Michelin Guide Articles, Mentions, and Features

2022 Season 1 Episode 13: Miami Takeover at the Michelin Guide Florida Guide

2022 Florida Politics: Florida Foodies Eagerly Await Michelin Stars

2022 FORBES: The Michelin Guide makes its way to Miami this week

2021 Welcome to Miami, Michelin Guide Part 2

2021 Welcome to Miami, Michelin Guide Part 1

2019 Top Michelin-Starred Bites

2018 Michelin-Starred Restaurants in Miami 

2017 Michelin Starred: Episode 1 by Visual Culture

2016 Miami Michelin Guide…Are we there yet?

2014 Miami Michelin Guide Selections