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October 31, 2007 –  In an impressive first-time showing, Meadowood Napa Valley was awarded 2 Michelin stars in the just released 2008 Michelin ratings, one of only six restaurants to receive the 2 star rating. With Napa Valley cuisine designed to showcase Napa Valley wines, Chef Joseph Humphrey boasts a stellar culinary background, hailing from kitchens such as Picasso in Las Vegas and the Fifth Floor restaurant in San Francisco.  Sommelier Rom Toulon comprises another part of the team, overseeing a 900 label wine list, one of California’s most extensive..


"The acknowledgement of Meadowood in the Michelin Guide is likewise recognition of Relais & Châteaux which has succeeded in elevating fine dining to the status of art for many years now. The Relais & Châteaux chefs are not just exacting, empassioned personalities. They are also unique artists who bestow their noble imprint on hospitality and conviviality" commented Jaume Tapies, Chairman of Relais & Châteaux.


Meadowood joins other Michelin-rated Relais & Châteaux restaurants in the San Francisco area, including The French Laundry (3 stars); Cyrus (2 stars); Auberge du Soleil (1 star) and Gary Danko (1 star). 

The San Francisco Michelin ratings were a follow up to the New York City ratings, in which Relais & Châteaux properties also excelled.  Per Se, Jean Georges and Le Bernardin were each awarded 3 stars, and are the only 3 restaurants in the top category. Thomas Keller, for the 2nd consecutive year, claims the distinction of being the only chef to have two 3-star  restaurants.


Other NYC  Relais & Châteaux recipients  include Restaurant Daniel with 2 stars and Aureole with 1 star.


Relais & Châteaux is the prestigious global association of 468 privately owned hotels and acclaimed restaurants of charm and prestige in 55 countries around the world. Founded in France and headquartered in Paris, the association serves as an ambassador for the French “art de vivre” and the highest culinary standards. For information or reservations, call 800-735-2478 or consult the website at

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