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.
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Michelin, the leading mobility company, is dedicated to enhancing its clients’ mobility, sustainably; designing and distributing the most suitable tires, services and solutions for its clients’ needs; providing digital services, maps and guides to help enrich trips and travels and make them unique experiences; and developing high-technology materials that serve a variety of industries. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America, Inc. (www.michelinman.com) has more than 21,400 employees and operates 19 major manufacturing plants.