Monday, October 22, 2007

The 2008 Michelin Guide

Today, the second edition of the Bay Area Michelin guide was released, with 34 restaurants receiving a one star rating or higher. Out of this list, Karen and I have been fortunate enough to visit a few of them: Bouchon, Boulevard, Gary Danko, Quince, Range, Redd, Sushi Ran, Cyrus, and Manresa, with the last two restaurants garnering a two star rating.

In addition, the guide lists 50 other Bay Area restaurants which earned a Bib Gourmand rating. According to the guide, this rating is given to restaurants that are "an inspector's favorite for good value. For $40 or less, you can enjoy two courses and a glass of wine or dessert (not including tax and gratuity)." Out of these restaurants, Karen and I have sampled the fare at A16, Cafe Gibraltar, Delfina, Hong Kong Flower Lounge, Junnoon, Kokkari Estiatorio, Koo, Nopa, Perbacco, Poleng Lounge, Pres a Vi, rmn, Tomasso's, and Yank Sing. We've also visited the predecessor of TWO (namely, Hawthorne Lane).

(Edited 10/24/2007 to include links to past dining experiences.)

3 comments:

Jeremiah said...

So, are you just bragging or do we get your reviews of the eateries which you have visited?

I was disappointed to see that even for the restaurants you have reviewed, the links in this post go to the restaurant homepage rather than your review.

Loren said...

Jeremiah,

No, I was not trying to brag, just listing some of the restaurants that we've visited. However, you do make a good point, so I have changed some of the links to point to posts describing a few of my past dining experiences.

Jeremiah said...

Perhaps my jealousy made me snippish then, could be...

Thanks for the links!