Chef David Kinch has finally received his just reward.

Paolo Lucchesi over at Inside Scoop SF reports that Kinch’s flagship restaurant, Manresa, has been awarded the vaunted 3-star rating by the Michelin guide. Here, here.

That’s a remarkable achievement given that the restaurant had to shut-down in 2014 after a serious fire.

You can take a visual tour of the new Manresa on Stark Insider, where I experienced a memorable culinary experience — “Where farm-to-table is elevated to fine art“. Indeed. If you can, you must visit at least once in this lifetime.

Chef David Kinch - Manresa Restaurant - Michelin 3-star
At Manresa earlier this year. Love.
David Kinch gives Loni Stark a tour of the kitchen at Manresa.
Touring the Manresa kitchen with Chef David Kinch.

Manresa joins other Michelin 3-stars in the San Francisco Bay Area: The French Laundry, The Restaurant at Meadowood, Saison, and Benu.

San Francisco is well-represented in the 2016 edition of the Michelin Guide. Congratulations also to Chef Matthew Accarrino and SPQR for being rewarded with a well deserved one star rating — his restaurant’s first ever.

Here’s Matthew receiving that so very special phone call:

Living in the San Francisco Bay Area is the stuff of culinary dreams. And these masters continue to make it a joy to experience world class dining.

[Manresa Restaurant: A Culinary Journey and Visual Tour]

Loni Stark
Loni Stark is an artist at Atelier Stark, self-professed foodie, and adventure travel seeker who has a lifelong passion for technology’s impact on business and creativity. She collaborates with Clinton Stark on video projects for Atelier Stark Films. It’s been said her laugh can be heard from San Jose all the way up to the Golden Gate Bridge. She makes no claims to super powers, although sushi is definitely her Kryptonite.