Florida is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the U.S., and food lovers flock to the state for its fantastic restaurants. But what if you’re looking for something even more special? If you’re after a truly memorable dining experience, look no further than Florida’s Michelin-starred restaurants.
Michelin stars are awarded to restaurants based on criteria such as quality of ingredients, cooking techniques, flavor combination and presentation of the dishes. In Florida, there are currently seven restaurants with Michelin stars: Azur Restaurant in St. Augustine; Château du Sureau in Orlando; La Mar by Gastón Acurio in Miami; Juvia in Miami Beach; The Bazaar by José Andrés in Miami Beach; Norman’s at The Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes in Orlando; and Casa D’Angelo in Fort Lauderdale.
Azur Restaurant is one of Florida’s most highly acclaimed fine dining establishments, with a menu that focuses on French-American cuisine. They serve up dishes such as the Maine Lobster Ravioli, Black Angus Beef Filet with Foie Gras and Bone Marrow Sauce, and Roasted Duck Breast with Glazed Carrots and Dates.
The restaurant also boasts an extensive wine list featuring some of the world’s top labels.
Château du Sureau is another highly acclaimed restaurant located inside Disney World’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. Here you can enjoy a luxurious four-course prix fixe menu created by Chef de Cuisine Antonio Bachour featuring dishes like Seared Scallops with Asparagus Puree and Crispy Sweetbreads. The menu also includes decadent desserts like Chocolate Fondant with Vanilla Ice Cream.
La Mar by Gastón Acurio is an upscale Peruvian restaurant located on the edge of Miami’s glamorous South Beach district. Here you can expect to find classic Peruvian dishes such as Lomo Saltado (stir-fried beef) and Ceviche Mixto (seafood marinated in citrus juices), along with modern takes on traditional dishes like their Anticuchos de Corazon (grilled skewers of beef heart).
Juvia is a unique rooftop restaurant where guests can enjoy stunning views of Miami Beach while feasting on contemporary French cuisine from Chef Sunny Oh. Dishes include favorites like Tuna Tartare topped with Caviar, Foie Gras Torchon served with Brioche Toast, and Lobster Risotto made with fresh Maine lobster.
The Bazaar by José Andrés is an award-winning restaurant located inside South Beach’s iconic SLS Hotel & Casino. Here guests can sample modern Spanish tapas such as Jamón Ibérico de Bellota (cured ham), Pulpo A La Gallega (octopus), Patatas Bravas (fried potatoes), and much more.
Norman’s at The Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes combines classic American cuisine with Caribbean flavors from Chef Norman Van Aken. Guests can savor dishes like Yellowtail Snapper Crudo, Berkshire Pork Tenderloin served over grits, Florida Rock Shrimp & Grits, among many others.
Casa D’Angelo is a beloved Italian eatery helmed by Chef Angelo Elia who serves up authentic Italian classics from his home country including Spaghetti alla Carbonara, Veal Saltimbocca alla Romana and Eggplant Parmigiana.
Florida offers a wide range of culinary delights for food lovers from all over the world – but if you’re looking for something truly special then head to one of its seven Michelin star restaurants! From Azur Restaurant’s French-American cuisine to Casa D’Angelo’s Italian classics – there’s something to suit every taste!