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How do you feel about the Michelin guide spurning L.A.?? [moved from L.A. board]

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How do you feel about the Michelin guide spurning L.A.?? [moved from L.A. board]

amandine | Oct 4, 2006 05:24 AM

So our neighbors to the North scored the first West Coast Michelin guide and now the city of San Francisco is gloating at us.

What do you think about what they had to say? (LAT, 10/3/06)

From Jean-Luc Naret, director of the Michelin guide: " 'San Francisco is a natural choice after New York City. When you go to restaurants [in SF], everyone is a foodie. Everyone talks about the food all the time. In L.A. maybe you have incredible and beautiful movie stars. But here, the celebrity stars are the chefs.'"

From Daniel Scherotter, vice president of the Golden Gate Restaurant Assn.: " 'The reason Angelenos come to San Francisco to eat is because our food is more about ingredient-driven, organic, free-range, sustainable, fresh-right-from-the-backyard, seasonal food than it is about some chef's ego and how high he can pile' it."
http://www.latimes.com/features/food/...

Are they right? Semi-right? Dead wrong? Are the French incredibly irritating?

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