Essencia Restaurant and Salt are included in the guide for the first time. There are now a total of seven Michelin-starred restaurants in Budapest including Babel, Borkonyha WineKitchen, Costes, Costes Downtown, Stand, Essencia Restaurant and Salt.
According to the announcement, Essencia is run by Tiago and Éva Sabarigo. Chef Tiago is Portuguese, while his wife, Éva, was born in Hungary. The menu of the restaurant, which is both stylish and homey, combines the celebration of both cultures.
Salt Budapest was born from the idea of chef-owner Szilárd Tóth. The cleverly structured and creative menu uses a number of techniques, such as the process of fermentation and pickling.
Both restaurants are wonderful examples of Budapest’s dynamic restaurant scene. Not only do they offer excellent cuisine but also something extra, while respecting the traditions of Hungarian cuisine, said Gwendal Poullennec, the international director of the Michelin guide.
Critics of the Michelin Guide also added six new restaurants to the list of recommended Michelin Plate locations. These include Oops! Bistro, Felix, Stand25 Bistro, Spago by Wolfgang Puck, Rumour and Pasztell.
Together, 18 restaurants in Budapest are already on the list of Michelin Plate locations.
This time, the Budapest guide will only be published in digital form.