Michelin will postpone the release of the 2018 starred restaurant selections for San Francisco and the Bay Area due to the unfolding wildfire disaster affecting Bay Area residents and the region’s community of cuisine.
The Company was scheduled to announce the 2018 Michelin star selections for San Francisco, the Bay Area and Wine Country on Thurs., Oct. 12. The announcement will be rescheduled on a future date, yet to be determined.
“We have followed the crisis unfolding in Napa, Sonoma and other counties near San Francisco with grave concern and heavy hearts,” said Claire Dorland-Clauzel, Michelin Group’s executive vice president of brands, external relations and the MICHELIN Guide. “Recognizing 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.”
Michelin North America has made a donation to the American Red Cross – Bay Area in honor of the restaurants, wineries and communities affected by the wildfires.