Chinese automaker GAC Motor (Guangzhou Automotive) says it has exclusively partnered with Michelin to co-launch "The Michelin Guide Fine Cantonese Food" – the authoritative dining guide's first edition based on regional cuisine.

GAC said that 'echoing the unique cooking methods of Cantonese cuisine and the way Cantonese cuisine is introduced to the world, GAC Motor is walking the same path and aims to source, manufacture and blend the finest auto-parts, professional service and innovative designs to create exceptional vehicles'.

In the new just launched guide, which GAC says is the first of its kind in Michelin's 118-year history, some 291 restaurants from across the world are featured, with 78 starred restaurants, 62 Bib Gourmand restaurants and 151 restaurants awarded a Michelin plate.

"GAC motor considers the offering of the highest quality, high-end products to be of the utmost importance, just as the selection of ingredients are to the preparation of Cantonese food. Therefore, GAC Motor is proud to partner with Michelin to co-present the world's first Michelin Cantonese cuisine guide, the publication of which marks a further deepening of our cooperation with Michelin and highlights our pursuit of creating an enjoyable mobile lifestyle, while promoting our local, unique culinary delights and Chinese culture to the world," said Huang Yongsheng, the Vice President of GAC Motor.

GAC Motor and Michelin signed a partnership agreement on November 2017 which included exclusive partnerships and exchanges in areas of spare parts purchase, technological innovation, branding and global market outreach. GAC said the co-launch of the local Michelin Guide 'represents a new chapter in the exploration of the partnership as GAC Motor begins a new phase of international development'.