Due to the situation of uncertainty over the last few months as a result of Covid-19, the world of gastronomy was unsure as to whether or not the Michelin Guide would go ahead with the next edition: that of 2021. To resolve this matter, the international director of the Michelin Guide, Gwendal Poullennec, issued a message of support and calm to the gastronomy industry, confirming that the 2021 edition of the Michelin Guide would go ahead.


Poullennec confirmed that the standards of quality and excellence would remain firm as in all the previous editions, but also highlighted that during the recovery of the global economy they would be "flexible, sensible, respectful and realistic". 


With respect to the presentation of the Spain and Portugal Michelin Guide, Poullennec assured everyone that at the moment, this would be going ahead as scheduled: on the 30th of November. At the same time, he also remarked that this date was not set in stone and that the presentation of the Guide would be postponed if necessary.


A barometer of restaurants open with Michelin Stars


With the goal of facilitating the analysis of the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on bars with Michelin Stars, the Michelin Guide has created an international barometer that follows the percentage of restaurants that remain closed due to the pandemic and those that have been able to reopen. According to this barometer, there has been a rising trend in restaurants able to open since the beginning of May.


These results show a progressive, favourable trend and a more and more optimistic perception of the future. Good news for the gastronomy industry!