Visit Sacramento Spearheads Effort to Expand the Michelin Guide Presence on the West Coast

California’s capital city joins a list of internationally recognized culinary destinations as Michelin announced it will partner with Visit Sacramento, Visit California and five other destinations in the state to launch its first West Coast restaurant guide. Visit Sacramento spearheaded the effort to expand the guide’s presence on the West Coast with the goal of showcasing the culinary prowess in America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital. More than 700 restaurants will be featured in the guide once it is published later this year, and Sacramento is expected to feature prominently. At a press event March 5, in Sacramento, in which Michelin brought in some of its most famous starred chefs, including Thomas Keller of The French Laundry, they all praised Sacramento's access to fresh local food -- both proteins and crops -- as important to being able to produce quality food, with Keller saying that access to such products is instrumental in the ability for a chef to earn a coveted Michelin star. Michelin will award stars to deserving chefs up and down the state of California at an event in Huntington Beach June 4.

Source: Visit California and Visit Sacramento
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