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NEWS: L.A. and Las Vegas Michelin Results Official

Well, it's now set in stone! After the results dribbled out early this weekend, Michelin wisely decided to just go ahead and announce all the results first thing this morning. The star results do match what was leaked over the weekend.

The L.A. Guide is released for sale on Wednesday. It will cost $14.95. The Las Vegas guide comes out Friday and is $12.95. The Los Angeles guides contain 263 restaurants and 27 hotels in hotel, while the Las Vegas guide features 127 restaurants and 30 hotels. So we beat our gaudy neighbor to the east in quantity even if they showed us up with a three-star destination.

The complete star listings for each city are available at www.michelinguide.com.

The criteria used in awarding stars is: product quality, preparation and flavors, personality of cuisine, value for money, and consistency. The stars themselves are rated:

* "A very good restaurant in its category"
** "Excellent cooking, worth a detour"
*** "Exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey"

People will do crazy things to eat at a 3-star restaurant. The most famous right now is perhaps El Bulli, located in a small village in Spain. People will plan an entire trip to Spain just to eat a dinner here. They are now taking reservations for next year if you want to try.

To confirm, the list of LA Stars is as follows:

One Star (*):

Asanebo

Studio City

Ventura Boulevard

CUT

Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills

Dining Room at the Ritz-Carlton, Huntington (The)

Pasadena

Pasadena

Joe's

Venice

Santa Monica Bay

La Botte

Santa Monica

Santa Monica Bay

Matsuhisa

Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills

Mori Sushi

Los Angeles

Westside

Ortolan

Hollywood

Hollywood

Patina

Los Angeles

Greater Downtown

Providence

Hollywood

Hollywood

Saddle Peak Lodge

Calabasas

Ventura Boulevard

Sona

Hollywood

Hollywood

Trattoria Tre Venezie

Pasadena

Pasadena

Valentino

Santa Monica

Santa Monica Bay

Water Grill

Los Angeles

Greater Downtown

Two Stars (**)

Mélisse

Santa Monica

Santa Monica Bay

Spago

Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills

Urasawa

Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills

The Las Vegas results are:

One Star (*):

Alizé

West of the Strip

Palms

Andre's (Downtown)

Downtown

None

Aureole

The Strip

Mandalay Bay

Bradley Ogden

The Strip

Caesar's Palace

Daniel Boulud Brasserie

The Strip

Wynn

L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon

The Strip

MGM Grand

Le Cirque

The Strip

Bellagio

Mesa Grill

The Strip

Caesar's Palace

Michael Mina

The Strip

Bellagio

miX

The Strip

Mandalay Bay

Nobu

East of The Strip

Hard Rock

Wing Lei

The Strip

Wynn


Two Stars (**):

Alex

The Strip

Wynn

Guy Savoy

The Strip

Caesar's Palace

Picasso

The Strip

Bellagio


Three Stars (***):

Joël Robuchon

The Strip

MGM Grand


Not too bad - even with our modest income, I've managed to dine at two of the starred restaurants - I took my husband to Sona for his birthday one year, and he took me to Providence for mine. I have to admit that we were delighted and amazed by both. Now we have a nice checklist for future birthdays.

I swear my flurry of Michelin postings will soon be at an end. I think I've got a few more in me, and then I'll let you know about my culinary adventures in San Francisco this weekend.

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