What exactly is the MICHELIN Bib Gourmand?
Everyone knows that a MICHELIN Star is one of the most sought-after awards in the culinary business. Still, not everyone is as familiar with the "Bibs" — short for Bibendum, the actual name of the iconic MICHELIN Man. The Bib Gourmand designation started in 1997 as a way to recognize restaurants offering high-quality cooking at a great price.
As the inspectors set out to find restaurants worthy of a star, they are also on the lookout for delicious food offered at a reasonable price. While each Bib Gourmand restaurant is unique, they tend to share a more straightforward style of cooking, featuring recognizable dishes that you could perhaps replicate at home.
Good food doesn't have to come at a high price, and these five restaurants in Estonia are proof of that. Let's take a closer look at Estonia's Bib Gourmand recipients.
This sleek brasserie has an industrial feel thanks to the exposed stone walls, copper chandeliers, and semi-open kitchen. The menu features a variety of well-priced modern dishes with a focus on chargrill. Härg means bull in Estonian, so meat takes center stage. The burger is a lunchtime favorite, but their specialty is the Dirty Steak, a rib-eye cooked directly on the charcoal. Service is friendly and efficient as they are used to being busy, and the summertime terrace is reason enough to visit during warmer months.