Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Congratulations to All Spice San Mateo

News travel fast when it comes to Michelin awards. So today the Twitterati was abuzz with the 2014 Michelin Guide San Francisco Bay Area & Wine Country on the eve of its publication. All Spice in San Mateo, CA received a Michelin Star, the first time I believe a San Mateo restaurant has been given the coveted award.

I find this noteworthy because All Spice is not only in our backyard, but in early 2011, when the restaurant had been opened for just a few months, Vineyard Gate held a wine dinner there featuring the 2008 Domaine Jean-Marie Fourrier red Burgundies.

The refined dishes, French in preparation but Indian-inspired, paired deliciously with the young, fresh-tasting Burgundies. It was an eye-opening kind of food pairing. Everyone who attended had a great time. I couldn't have pulled it off without the help of Shoshana, the co-owner, manager, and wine director of All Spice.

All Spice first received a Michelin star last year in the 2013 Guide, almost two years after opening for business.* Good to see Bibendum continues to toast its excellence.

All Spice
1602 S. El Camino Real
San Mateo, California
Open only for dinner Tuesday-Saturday

*Note: Corrected. 2014 Guide is the second time All Spice was awarded a Michelin Star, not the first, as previously stated.

1 comment:

  1. It didn't take Michelin as long as you thought - they awarded All Spice a star last year too.


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