Michelin Guides Comes to Santa Barbara
By edhat staff
The esteemed Michelin Guide announced it will review restaurants in Santa Barbara and other counties outside the San Francisco Bay area.
Currently, Michelin only covers California restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area, which incorporates Napa, Sonoma, and San Jose. As part of the new Michelin Guide California 2019, they will expand their horizons down the coast through Monterey, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, and San Diego.
The announcement is in partnership with California’s state tourism board, Visit California.
“With access to many of the world’s best farms, food producers and vineyards, California cuisine is respected worldwide not only for the quality of its ingredients but also due to the creativity displayed by its chefs," according to Gwendal Poullennec, International Director of the Michelin Guides.
Visit California President and CEO Caroline Beteta also stated: “California and Michelin are a perfect pairing, joining forces to show the world the innovation and breadth of the Golden State’s culinary landscape. The diversity and abundance of dining opportunities here, including an unparalleled array of ethnic dining, women chefs, and limitless agricultural bounty, sets California apart from any other destination in the world.”
With a bevy of quality restaurants in Santa Barbara, it makes us curious which ones might snag a star or two from the prestigious tire-making travel guide.
What local restaurants do edhat readers think will receive a Michelin star?