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#News • 1 March 2024

Balfegó stars in the first MICHELIN Guide ceremony in Portugal

On February 27, the first ceremony in the history of the MICHELIN Guide to Portugal was held at the NAU Salgados Palace & Congress Center in Guia (Albufeira, Algarve).

The ceremony, where the gastronomic novelties of the Portuguese country were exclusively presented, was hosted by the presenter Catarina Furtado and enlivened by the Portuguese singer Cuca Roseta, who starred in two live performances with a guitar and percussion music group.

The night distinguished 4 new restaurants with a MICHELIN Star. With these 4 new distinctions, the Portuguese restaurants with 1 MICHELIN Star rise to 31, which confirms and certifies the country’s gastronomic growth. These have been: 2Monkeys (Lisbon), Desarma (Funchal), Ó Balcão (Santarém) and SÁLA by João Sá (Lisbon).

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The big surprise of the night came when Gwendal Poullennec, international director of the MICHELIN Guides, announced that Portugal had added a new restaurant with TWO MICHELIN Stars to its list, the Antiqvvm restaurant in Porto. With chef Vítor Mateo at the helm, Antiqvvm becomes the eighth two-star restaurant in the Portuguese country. Its proposal invites gourmets to take a “Volta ao mund