Four Bay Area restaurants awarded their first Michelin star
Four Bay Area restaurants received their first Michelin star at the 2023 Michelin Guide California ceremony this week.
Driving the news: Northern California dominated the highly coveted awards this year.
The newly honored four establishments:
- San Francisco-based Nari offers a variety of Thai flavors under chef Pim Techamuanvivit, who opened the restaurant as a tribute to the generations of women who laid the foundation for Thai cuisine.
- Chef Peter Hemsley's Aphotic, also in San Francisco, serves a 10-course seafood menu sourced from local fishing crews.
- Carmel-by-the-Sea restaurant Chez Noir specializes in coastal California cuisine and is run by husband-and-wife team chef Jonny and Monique Black.
- Auro in Calistoga pairs Napa Valley's finest wines with a rotating menu of seasonal ingredients overseen by lead executive chef Rogelio Garcia.
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