The Main Cities of Europe Michelin Guide has been released in Brussels on Monday. Every Michelin starred Hungarian restaurant managed to retain their title except for Tanti, so there are now four Michelin-starred restaurants in Budapest, 24.hu reports.
Borkonyha (Wine Kitchen), Costes, Costes Downtown, and Onyx managed to keep their Michelin star, while Tanti didn’t.
The restaurant Tanti received their first Michelin star in 2015, under executive chef István Pesti, who later left the restaurant to take over Platán in Tata, saying he was fed up with Budapest and the future of gastronomy is in the countryside.
Three Hungarian restaurants were highlighted in the Bib Gourmand section: Petrus, Fricska and the LaciKonyha. The Bib Gourmand status does not include a star, but, nevertheless, it is a great recognition for restaurants which offer great food at moderate prices.
The Michelin guide also includes recommended restaurants which did not receive stars or Bib Gourmand status. Several Hungarian restaurants made it into the 2017 guide, like
Salon, Baraka, Babel, St. Andrea, Fausto’s, Tigris, Nobu, Aszú, Mák, Pesti Disznó, Bock Bisztró Pest, Alabárdos, Arany Kaviár, Pierrot, Csalogány 26., Baltazár, Vendéglő a Kisbíróhoz, Zona, 21, Déryné Bistro, and Tanti.