Turku offers the perfect setting to celebrate the richness and boldness of the whole Nordic gastronomic scene
Michelin Guide announces the new Michelin Stars for Nordic restaurants in an annual Michelin Star Revelation Event for Nordic Countries. In 2023, for the first time, this event is hosted in Finland, by the culinary city of Turku. The event will be held together with Business Finland at the Logomo venue on Monday, 12 June.
- For the first time we have chosen Finland and the beautiful city of Turku to host our annual award ceremony. This is a true recognition for local and national food culture and heritage. Turku offers the perfect setting to celebrate the richness and boldness of the whole Nordic gastronomic scene” says Gwendal Poullennec, International Director of the Michelin Guides.
The Revelation of the Michelin Stars is the world’s most famous culinary event, and the Michelin Stars are the restaurant industry’s most coveted and prized honours. In addition to the Michelin Stars, Michelin Green Stars and special professional awards will be announced.
- Food is an essential part of travelling, and culinary experiences have gradually become more and more important factors in choosing a destination. We have some amazing food destinations in Finland, such as Turku, but up until now our lively culinary culture and the high quality of our food haven’t been very well recognized internationally. Hosting the Michelin event here in Finland is a fantastic opportunity to further our goal to build an even stronger image of our country as a food destination, says Kristiina Hietasaari, the director of Visit Finland.
Turku, the city chosen to announce the Michelin Stars, has built its position as an interesting culinary city with long-term determination and commitment.
A tribute to Finnish and Turku food culture
Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway and Iceland are included in the annual The Michelin Guide Nordic Countries. There are a total of 255 restaurants in the 2022 edition of the Nordic guide, 74 of which have a Star. In Finland today, there are 8 Michelin Star restaurants: seven in Helsinki and one in Turku, where restaurant Kaskis received its first Michelin Star in the summer of 2022.
- It is wonderful to finally get the Nordic revelation event to Finland. Finnish foods and beverages have received numerous international prizes before, and now we get much-needed recognition for our food culture as well. We can be extremely proud of Finnish food, drinks, and the quality of our restaurants, which emphasize authentic flavours, pure nature, safe and healthy ingredients – served with a pinch of Northern exoticism, says Esa Wrang, director of Food from Finland program at Business Finland.
See list of all Finnish restaurants featured by Michelin here.