It was an exciting night in Vancouver yesterday as Michelin Guide announces its updates for 2023.
Taking place at Fairmont Pacific Rim, and hosted by Mijune Pak of Top Chef Canada, the announcement saw Farmer’s Apprentice, Karma Indian Bistro, Motonobu Udon, Seaport City Seafood and Sushi Hi being added to the Bib Gourmand section of the guide. As well, one Michelin Star was awarded to the noteworthy Japanese restaurant Okeya Kyujiro.
“The famously anonymous Michelin Guide inspectors once again were impressed with the culinary community here,” said Gwendal Poullennec, the international director of the Michelin Guides. “This sort of steady growth is what we often see in second-year selections, and it is definitely a harbinger of great things to come. We are very proud of the passionate chefs and restaurant teams here in Vancouver, and they make their city very proud.”
Other awards handed out throughout the evening included the Michelin Young Chef Award to Warren Chow of Wildlight Kitchen + Bar, Michelin Sommelier Award to Kelcie Jones (Burdock & Co.), and more. Notable restaurants such as Suyo Modern Peruvian were also added to the Michelin Recommended section of the guide.
The complete 2023 Vancouver Michelin Guide is comprised of 77 restaurants and can be found online.