June 4, 2019 – For as long as it has had restaurants, the Monterey Bay area has not had any with Michelin stars.
That’s not for a lack of amazing eateries. It’s simply because Michelin didn’t visit.
That seemed like an oversight. At one point in the 1990s, the Monterey area alone boasted the highest density of Wine Spectator Grand Award winners in one region, anywhere. While wine-driven, it was still a very lofty honor only superlative restaurants would endeavor to win. (For the record, the five WS Grand Award spots were Pacific’s Edge, The Sardine Factory, Casanova, Bernardus and Sierra Mar.)
Michelin has published ratings for San Francisco and Napa Valley restaurants since 2007, but for years only went as far south as Manresa in … Read More