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BREAKING: Michelin Stars ARE OUT

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A little glitch in the Michelin guide website let the world, at least several restaurateurs around town, figure out which restaurants received stars, days before the official announcement. According to the LAT, the web page is no longer available, and Michelin reps say "It was a mistake" and "only up for a short time." Oh, oops. (Don't worry our fine French friends, it happens to the best of you.)

Now, on to the good stuff. We have the full list of starred chefs in Los Angeles and Las Vegas just a click away. Not so shocking: Exactly as we said yesterday, Patina, Providence, Sona and Joe's are all among the one stars, and the only two stars go to Urasawa, Spago and Melisse. Sort of shocking: A.O.C, Lucques, Grace, La Cachette, Hatfield's, Jar, the Mozzas, and Campanile are missing from the list, but Saddle Peak Lodge is present. The most shocking of all: LA did not get three stars, but Las Vegas did. Go figure.

2008 Michelin starred restaurants:
One star: "A very good restaurant in its category"
Two stars: "Excellent cooking and worth a detour"
Three stars: "Exceptional cuisine and worth the journey"

LOS ANGELES

Two-star restaurants
Mélisse, Santa Monica
Spago, Beverly Hills
Urasawa, Beverly Hills

One-star restaurants
Asanebo, Studio City
Cut, Beverly Hills
Joe's, Venice
La Botte, Santa Monica
Matsuhisa, Beverly Hills
Mori Sushi, West Los Angeles
Ortolan, Los Angeles
Patina, Los Angeles
Providence, Los Angeles
Ritz-Carlton Huntington Dining Room, Pasadena
Saddle Peak Lodge, Calabasas
Sona, West Hollywood
Trattoria Tre Venezie, Pasadena
Valentino, Santa Monica
Water Grill, Los Angeles

LAS VEGAS

Three-star restaurants
Joël Robuchon, MGM Grand

Two-star restaurants
Alex, Wynn
Guy Savoy, Caesars
Picasso, Bellagio

One-star restaurants
Alizé, the Palms Hotel
Andre's (the original or in Monte Carlo, we're not sure)
Aureole, Mandalay Bay
Bradley Ogden, MGM Grand
DB Brasserie, Wynn
L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon, MGM Grand
Le Cirque, Bellagio
Mesa Grill, Caesars
Michael Mina. Bellagio
Mix, Mandalay Bay
Nobu, Hard Rock Hotel
Wing Lei, Wynn

· Breaking: LA Michelin Guide Debuts [~ELA~]
· Breaking: Michelin Star Spoiler Alert [~ELA~]
· Michelin stars unofficially align for LA [LAT]

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