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The New Michelin Guide is Here! The New Michelin Guide is Here for San Francisco Bay Area & Wine Country 2013

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Here it is, below.

If you want any more info you’re going to have to buy it from le source or from le Amazon.

(And let me tell you, the raison detre for this whole Michelin Guide operation is to sell you tires for your car. And let me tell you, the Japanese-made Michelins on my Land Cruiser performed admirably for dix foutues annees, ten freaking years. Anyway. So count me as a fan. And the Zagat people and Michael Bauer are just going to have to deal with le competition nouveau, hopefully with a little better attitude in the future. Sorry.)

“Michelin Releases Its Famed Guide to San Francisco’s Best Restaurants – Atelier Crenn is Awarded Two Michelin Stars in the Guide’s Seventh Edition

SAN FRANCISCO, OCT. 23, 201 — In the latest edition of the highly anticipated MICHELIN Guide San Francisco Bay Area & Wine Country 2013, 42 restaurants have been awarded Michelin stars.  Both restaurants that achieved three Michelin stars in 2012–The French Laundry and The Restaurant at Meadowood–maintained this honor.  Three Michelin stars is considered the utmost international recognition in the culinary world, and is reserved for those restaurants that serve “exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey.”

This year’s guide sees six restaurants awarded two Michelin stars.  Atelier Crenn has been promoted from one to two stars and five establishments maintained their standing from the previous edition.

Thirty-four restaurants earned one Michelin star, a significant culinary accomplishment that can be defined as “a very good restaurant in its category.” The three newcomers to the category are All Spice, SPQR and Keiko a Nob Hill.

Inclusion in the MICHELIN Guide is an acknowledgment of culinary excellence and quality.  A total of 539 restaurants are included in the selection which covers San Francisco, the East Bay, Wine Country, Marin, South Bay and the Peninsula.  Michelin inspectors embraced 47 different cuisines this year, reflecting the tremendous diversity found across the region.

The release of the MICHELIN Guide San Francisco Bay Area & Wine Country comes one week after Michelin announced that 70 restaurants earned the distinction of Bib Gourmand.  These establishments offer two courses plus a glass of wine or dessert for $40 or less (excluding tax and gratuity) and are known as the Michelin inspectors’ favorites for good value.  The MICHELIN Guide 2013 editions include two new symbols: one highlighting notable beer lists and the other indicating restaurants with a dim sum offering.

In the U.S., San Francisco is one of three cities where Michelin publishes an annual guide.  The MICHELIN Guide New York City 2013 went on sale earlier this month and the MICHELIN Guide Chicago 2013 will be released Nov. 13, 2012.

The seventh edition of the MICHELIN Guide San Francisco Bay Area & Wine Country goes on sale Wednesday, Oct. 24, at $18.99.

Michelin has done as much to enhance mobility as any company in the world.  The company patented the pneumatic, or air-filled, tire in the late 1800s.  This was a milestone moment in mobility, permitting automobile owners to travel at great length in a single journey.  Then, in an effort to prompt travelers to enjoy their newfound mobility, the company created guides and detailed maps to steer travelers on their way.  The most famous publication that developed from this is the internationally recognized MICHELIN Guide.

Thanks to the rigorous MICHELIN Guide selection process that is applied independently and consistently around 23 countries, the MICHELIN Guide has become an international benchmark in fine dining.  The selections of all restaurants in the guide are made by Michelin’s famously anonymous inspectors who dine all around the Bay Area regularly.  These local inspectors are trained to scrupulously apply the same time-tested methods used by Michelin inspectors for many decades throughout the world.  This ensures a uniform, international standard of excellence.  As a further guarantee of complete objectivity, Michelin inspectors pay all their bills in full.

To find out more about the MICHELIN Guide, the MICHELIN Guide inspectors and the history of the MICHELIN Guide, visit www.michelinguide.com.

Here is a full list of the MICHELIN Guide San Francisco Bay Area & Wine Country 2013 stars.

 

San Francisco MICHELIN Guide 2013
Starred establishments
Three stars
Exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey 
Area District Restaurant Chef
Wine Country Napa Valley The French Laundry Thomas Keller
Wine Country Napa Valley The Restaurant at Meadowood Christopher Kostow

 

Two stars
Excellent cuisine, worth a detour 
Area District Restaurant
San Francisco Marina Atelier Crenn
South Bay Palo Alto Baume
San Francisco SoMa Benu
San Francisco North Beach Coi
South Bay Los Gatos Manresa
San Francisco Mission Saison

 

 

 

One star
A very good restaurant in its category 
Area District Restaurant
San Francisco Nob Hill Acquerello
South Bay Cupertino Alexander’s Steakhouse (South Bay)
Peninsula San Mateo All Spice
San Francisco SoMa Ame
Wine Country Napa Valley Auberge du Soleil
San Francisco Richmond & Sunset Aziza
Wine Country Napa Valley Bouchon
San Francisco SoMa Boulevard
San Francisco SoMa Campton Place
South Bay Mountain View Chez TJ
East Bay Oakland Commis
Wine Country Sonoma County Farmhouse Inn & Restaurant
San Francisco Castro Frances
San Francisco North Beach Gary Danko
San Francisco Nob Hill Keiko à Nob Hill
Peninsula Montara La Costanera
San Francisco Nob Hill La Folie
Wine Country Napa Valley La Toque
San Francisco SoMa Luce
Peninsula Menlo Park Madera
Wine Country Sonoma County Madrona Manor
San Francisco Nob Hill Masa’s
San Francisco Financial District Michael Mina
South Bay Saratoga Plumed Horse
San Francisco North Beach Quince
Wine Country Napa Valley Redd
Wine Country Napa Valley Solbar
San Francisco Nob Hill Sons & Daughters
San Francisco Marina SPQR
San Francisco Marina Spruce
Wine Country Napa Valley Terra
Wine Country Sonoma County Terrapin Creek
Peninsula Woodside The Village Pub
Peninsula San Mateo Wakuriya

Michelin Announces “Bib Gourmand” Good-Value Restaurants for 2011 – 74 in Total with 29 First-Timers

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

The new Michelin book is here! The new Michelin book is here! Well, it’s almost here, arriving next week, but here’s a sneak peek:

Michelin has announced its list of 74 “Bib Gourmand” restaurants in its 2011 guide. Also known as the “Inspectors’ Favorites for Good Value,” Bib Gourmand restaurants offer two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for $40 or less (tax and gratuity not included).”

Here they are, the winners for the bay area (including Napa and Sonoma Wine Country up north). The first-timers are double-asterixed:

A 16
BarBersQ
Bay Wolf
Bellanico
Betelnut
Bistro Aix**
Bistro Jeanty**
Bistro 29**
Bottega**
Brown Sugar Kitchen
Burma Superstar
Café des Amis**
Cafe Gibraltar
Camino
C Casa**
Chapeau!**
Chevalier
Chu**
Coa**
Colibri
Cook St. Helena
Corso
Crouching Tiger
Cucina Paradiso
Delarosa**
Delfina
Domo**
Dosa
eVe**
FIVE
flour + water
Gather**
Hachi Ju Hachi**
Henry’s Hunan
Hibiscus**
Hong Kong Flower Lounge
Incantro
Insalata’s
Kabab & Curry’s**
Kitchen (The)
K & L Bistro
Kokkari Estiatorio
La Costanera**
Laurus**
Le Charm
Mamacita
Marinitas
Market
Monti’s Rotisserie
Nopa
Oenotri**
Perbacco
Picån
Risibisi
Rivoli**
Sakae
Santi**
Sauce
Slanted Door (The)
Slow Club
Sociale
Sons & Daughters**
SPQR**
Starbelly**
Sumika**
Sushi Ran**
Tavern at Lark Creek
Thai House**
the girl & the fig
Troya**
Vanessa’s Bistro
Willi’s Wine Bar
Wood Tavern**
Yank Sing 

All the deets:

Brilliance on a Budget: Michelin Inspectors Designate 29 New ‘Bib Gourmand’ Restaurants in San Francisco

Full List of San Francisco Bib Gourmand Restaurants Available on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MichelinGuides

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 19 — On Oct. 26, Michelin will formally introduce its complete selection for the MICHELIN Guide San Francisco, Bay Area & Wine Country 2011, the company’s fifth Bay Area edition. To whet the appetite of Bay Area residents, Michelin has announced its list of 74 “Bib Gourmand” restaurants in its 2011 guide. Also known as the “Inspectors’ Favorites for Good Value,” Bib Gourmand restaurants offer two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for $40 or less (tax and gratuity not included). Introduced in the 1997 editions of the MICHELIN Guides in Europe, Bib Gourmand restaurants are identified in the guide by a red symbol depicting the head of Bibendum, the Michelin Man.

This year, 29 new restaurants have earned the Bib Gourmand designation. San Francisco boasts 74 Bib Gourmand restaurants in total. The full list of San Francisco Bib Gourmands appears below. The volume of Bib Gourmand restaurants in San Francisco makes the city a global leader in culinary value. No city of comparable size offers as many Bib Gourmands. 

The MICHELIN Guide San Francisco, Bay Area & Wine Country 2011 covers a wider geographic region than most of its peers, stretching from Los Gatos in the south to Geyserville in the north. Over the past year, Michelin inspectors have analyzed restaurants throughout Northern California, always anonymously. At the end of their investigative process, they gather to debate the region’s restaurants in full, determining which restaurants should be retained in the selection, and which merit one, two or three stars. The inspectors also give a special nod to restaurants that deliver exceptional value. Those restaurants are designated as Bib Gourmands. These restaurants often reflect neighborhood favorites and overlooked gems, and are of particular interest to the full-time residents of a given city.

A full list of Bib Gourmand restaurants can be found here: www.facebook.com/MichelinGuides.

Ever more deets, after the jump

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