The San Francisco Chronicle seems to think so:
Diners expecting a warm greeting from Jamie Passot as they sweep into La Folie, Michelin Red Guide in hand, are in for a disappointment.
No matter what the prestigious French restaurant guide says, the chef’s wife won’t be waiting at the door. She stopped working nights when she and chef Roland Passot had their daughter Charlotte — and Charlotte turns 13 next month.
At Bistro Don Giovanni in Napa, the Michelin-guided are told to expect the cooking of Liguria, the Italian coastal area known for pesto and seafood.
“Ligurian? I don’t do anything but regional Italian,” said co-owner Donna Scala. “Where’s this information coming from? Who did the research?”
The first Michelin Guide for the Bay Area, hit the stores this week, and the local foodies are picking it apart, accusing them of using “outdated references”. It makes one wonder if they are really taking their US guides seriously, or if they are just a new way to generate money.
But the errors in San Francisco make some wonder if Michelin even paid them a visit, including Aziza owner Mourad Lahlou, whose listing described belly dancers although none have shimmied between the tables since May 2003.
At the very least, the errors “go to the fact that they didn’t do their homework,” said Saul Gropman, co-owner of Sonoma’s Cafe La Haye, whose listing described a dish that hasn’t existed in precisely the same form since 2004.
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