Madrid, Dec 14 (EFE) .- The pandemic has deprived the hospitality industry of the party that accompanies the presentation of the Michelin Guide of Spain and Portugal, but not of new stars, who will be announced this Monday at a gala that will be telematics for the first time and will be broadcast from Madrid.
The appointment is at 8:00 p.m., through its website and from the Royal Post Office, in the emblematic Puerta del Sol, and this Tuesday the publication will go on sale that, as Efe has learned, has a growth " reasonable "of biestrellados," alto "of first new" brilliance "and premieres a new distinction: the green star that rewards restaurants for their sustainability.
Regarding the regional distribution of these recognitions, the source anticipates that if Andalusia, the Canary Islands and Alicante "shone" last year, in this edition "other" communities will take over and will take center stage.
There will be star losses, most of them due to closures, and "a few" due to lowering of the standards claimed by Michelin.
And it will increase "significantly" the Bib Gourmand category, which recognizes good value for money and a ticket of less than 35 euros.
Spain has eleven restaurants with three stars in the 2020 Michelin Guide - the highest distinction - 28 with two and 168 with one, in addition to 262 with the Bib Gourmand seal.