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Wednesday, October 19, 2011, 5:12 pm

Scores of North Bay restaurants make Michelin ‘Bib Gourmand’ list

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    NORTH BAY — Nearly two dozen North Bay restaurants have been named to the “Bib Gourmand” list of the forthcoming Michelin Guide San Francisco, Bay Area and Wine Country, a ranking that indicates the Michelin inspectors’ favorites for good value.

    Bib Gourmand selections are restaurants serving two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for $40 or less, tax and gratuity not included, according to Michelin North America.

    A total of 77 Bay Area restaurants were named to the Bib Gourmand list, with 23 in either Sonoma, Marin or Napa counties. The list is separate from the famous and highly sought Michelin star ratings, which will be announced when the guide is released on Tuesday, Oct. 25.  The Michelin Guide and the star ratings began in Europe in 1997.

    The North Bay restaurants on the list are:

    1. BarBersQ in Napa
    2. Bistro 29 in Santa Rosa
    3. Bistro Jeanty in Yountville
    4. Boon Eat + Drink in Guerneville
    5. Bottega in Yountville
    6. C Casa in Napa
    7. Cook St. Helena in St. Helena
    8. Cucina Paradiso in Petaluma
    9. Fish Story in Napa
    10. Hot Box Grill in Sonoma
    11. Insalata’s in San Anselmo
    12. K & L Bisto in Sebastopol
    13. LaSalette in Sonoma
    14. Le Garage in Sausalito
    15. Marinitas in San Anselmo
    16. Monti’s Rotisserie in Santa Rosa
    17. Oenotri in Napa
    18. Risibisi in Petaluma
    19. Sazon in Santa Rosa
    20. Scopa in Healdsburg
    21. Sushi Ran in Sausalito
    22. The Girl & the Fig in Sonoma
    23. Willi’s Wine Bar in Santa Rosa

    Michelin Guides are in 23 countries on three continents, which include more than 45,000 addresses. In North America, three U.S. cities — New York, San Francisco and Chicago — currently have guides. For information about the guides and the inspection methodology, go to www.michelinguide.com.

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