Today the 2010 Michelin Guide Star recipients for San Francisco Bay Area and Wine Country were announced with some very surprising changes.
New to the Michelin 1 Star category are Aziza, Commis, El Paseo, e’toile at Domaine Chandon, La Toque, Luce, Sante’, Solbar, and Ubuntu. Four restaurants remained in the Michelin 2 Star category, while Michael Mina was demoted a star. Thomas Keller’s French Laundry remained the sole restaurant with the coveted Michelin 3-Stars in the new guide.
CONGRATULATIONS to all of the following:
***3 MICHELIN STARS Three Michelin stars () mean exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey.
**2 MICHELIN STARS Two Michelin stars () mean excellent cuisine, worth a detour.
Meadowood, The Restaurant
*1 MICHELIN STAR One Michelin star () means a very good cuisine in its category.
Auberge de Soleil
The Dining Room at The Ritz Carlton
El Paseo (now closed)
Farmhouse Inn and Restaurant
Fleur de Lys
Travese (now closed)
The Village Pub
how sad to see 2 of the restaurants above closed. Hopefully the remaining restaurants can stay in business with this patchy economy.