Los Angeles Tourism celebrates the release of the new Michelin Guide for California, which awarded 25 restaurants one or more stars.
Long Beach’s Heritage Restaurant received its first Michelin star and a green star. The Providence Restaurant in Hollywood can also adorn itself with its first green Michelin star. The five two-star restaurants in the Los Angeles area, including Mélisse in Santa Monica and Hayato in downtown Los Angeles, have retained their status. In addition, chef Austin Hennelly of the Kato restaurant has been honored with a new distinction from the Michelin Guide, receiving the Michelin Exceptional Cocktails Award.
The awards were announced at a ceremony at the Chabot Space & Science Center in Oakland, California. The state of California now has a total of 87 star restaurants, making it the most star restaurants in the United States.
“We are very pleased with the continued recognition of LA’s culinary excellence,” said Adam Burke, President and CEO of the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board. “Our city is a true epicenter of creativity and innovation. We are honored to celebrate alongside prestigious Michelin and Bib Gourmand winners who shine a light on the diversity of the city’s cuisine.