There will be no Michelin guide for Los Angeles and Las Vegas for 2010. This is very surprising to The Cuisineist as Las Vegas as taken its place amongst the world's greatest culinary cities. The Vegas Uncork'd event has proven this fact as the top talent in the culinary world descends on Las Vegas for four days each May. Many of these culinary masters spend more time than you think in their Las Vegas Restaurants throughout the year.
The move represents a surprise to many but we see it as as a step back for the Michelin guide. "We're taking a temporary suspension of those two cities for 2010," a spokeswoman for Michelin North America said, "due to the economic environment."
The first North American guide, "Michelin Guide New York City 2006," was published in 2005. And the first Los Angeles guide followed two years later, "Michelin Guide Los Angeles 2008" . Michelin will publish 2010 guides for New York and San Francisco this year. We will miss the 2010 guide but look forward to 2011 when Michelin ( hopefully ) will return to Las Vegas and LA.