By Kerry Slater
The Michelin Guide is returning to California next month after being paused last year due to the pandemic. In 2019, a handful of Century City and Westwood restaurants garnered prestigious recommendations though none were awarded stars, something many local chefs will be looking to change.
As reported by Eater Los Angeles, the California Michelin Guide will be published in late September after not putting out a guide in 2020 due to the pandemic.
The guide functions off a rating system of one, two or three stars, with only the most prestigious of restaurants achieving the coveted three-star rating. The Michelin guide was first published in 1900 by the tire company as a way to get European travelers to drive and visit their local restaurants. It has turned into a well-known guide book with even a one-star rating being considered a huge accomplishment.
While no Century City or Westwood restaurant earned a star, several earned prestigious Michelin recommendations. These include Nerano, an Italian seafood-friendly restaurant on Santa Monica Boulevard, Meizhou Dongpo, a Sichuan restaurant tucked into the Westfield Century City and Hinoki & the Bird.