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.”
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.