Wildfires delay announcement of Michelin Guide San Francisco 2018

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Due to wildfires that have spread across the San Francisco Bay area destroying restaurants, wineries and farms, Michelin has decided to push back the release of the San Francisco 2018 edition which was due to be announced today, October 12, 2017.

According to the news site, Robb Report, Michelin has yet to disclose a release date for this year’s star worthy restaurants.

In a statement, Michelin’s Claire Dorland-Clauzel said: “We have followed the crisis unfolding in Napa, Sonoma, and other counties near San Francisco with grave concern and heavy hearts.

“Recognising the turmoil and tragedy of the fires that are still burning, we understand this is a time for grief and recovery, not celebration. We extend our condolences to all who have been affected.”

Robb Report also reports that Michelin have kindly donated an undisclosed amount of money to the Bay Area American Red Cross.

Thomas Keller of the Napa Valley restaurant, The French Laundry has been given updates regarding the state of his restaurant via his twitter page.

Former World’s 50 Best Restaurants’ Best Female Chef, Dominique Crenn has also been affected by the devastation and has been asking volunteers to help her make food for those that have been evacuated, according to Robb Report.

The news site also says a number of wineries have been forced to close while farms like Bee-Well farms in Sonoma have burned to the ground and others have been evacuated.

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Editor 12th October 2017

Wildfires delay announcement of Michelin Guide San Francisco 2018