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How did Napa Valley fare in the newly released 2010 Michelin Guide for Bay Area Restaurants?

by TrevR on October 19, 2009

Another week, another release of a local dining guide.

Following the announcement of the latest Zagat Guide for the Bay Area, today saw the release of the 2010 Michelin Guide for Bay Area and Wine Country restaurants.

As usual, we’ve got the rundown on how the Napa Valley fared this time around…

Bouchon Menu

For background, the Michelin Guide rates restaurants by giving them stars. Here’s a quick refresher on what the star ratings mean:

  • Three stars: “Exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey.”
  • Two stars: “Excellent cuisine, worth a detour.”
  • One star: “Very good cuisine in its category.”

Here’s how Napa Valley’s finest stacked-up:

One Star
Auberge du Soleil
Bouchon
étoile (new addition)
La Toque (new addition)
Redd
Solbar (new addition)
Terra
Ubuntu (new addition)

Two Stars
The Restaurant at Meadowood

Three Stars
The French Laundry (for the fourth consecutive year remained the only restaurant to receive three-stars)

For details on how locals and visitors rank the top Napa Valley restaurants, head on over to our community site.

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has written 716 posts on The Cork Board. He was born and aged in the Napa Valley and has a passion for wine, writing and social media, which led him to co-found this blog in early 2007. Follow him on Twitter @TrevR.

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