This week the Michelin Guide did something that it has never done before in the United States, they made a guide for an entire state. California became the very first state to have a guide dedicated to the entire state. It is note worthy that, before this week, the only three regions covered by “The
Guide” in the United States were New York City, Chicago, and San
Francisco. Now, that San Francisco guide has been updated to include all of
“MICHELIN is honored to reveal the 2019 star selection and to celebrate the talented California chefs and their teams included in the first statewide Guide in the U.S.,” says Gwendal Poullennec, international director of the MICHELIN Guides. “California’s trendsetting, laid-back and health-conscious culinary scene continues to boom, and as a result is an amazing showcase for the great local produce.”
As of 2019 there are only 188 restaurants in the entire country that have
been awarded one, two, or three Michelin Stars, and 90 of them are in
California (most of which are in Northern California).
Michelin Star Restaurants of California:
As the Food Editor and Co-Founder of Eating NorCal, Brien O’Brien is one of the most influential foodies in NorCal. After being named the “14th Best Home Cook in America” in 2017 by the FOX television show MasterChef with Gordon Ramsay, he moved to the Napa Valley where he spent a year and a half studying food and wine at the Culinary Institute of America. Now, he resides in the Farm to Fork Capital of America – Sacramento.