LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) a???? The Michelin Guide honored nine Southland restaurants with its star designation on Tuesday after a one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Statewide, 27 restaurants received new stars, including eight in Los Angeles County and one in Orange County.
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Santa Monica’s new Melisse restaurant received two Michelin stars while Hayato in downtown Los Angeles went from one star to two.
The following restaurants have landed on the Michelin Guide list with one star:
- Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura in Beverly Hills;
- Knife folds in Costa Mesa;
- Morihiro in Los Angeles;
- Pasjoli in Santa Monica;
- Pasta / Bar in Encino;
- Phenacite in Los Angeles; and
- Sushi I-NABA in Manhattan Beach.
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“As an international culinary destination and industry leader, California continues to impress Michelin Guide inspectors with its commitment to sustainable gastronomy and creative cuisine,” said Gwendal Poullennec, International Director Michelin Guides, in a press release.
“We are delighted to celebrate 19 promotions for restaurants that have improved their quality and consistency despite the challenges of the health crisis, and welcome eight new entries to our star-level selection.”
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