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San Diego Is Now Home To A Michelin-Starred Restaurant

The Addison restaurant at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar is pictured in this undated photo.
Courtesy of Addison
The Addison restaurant at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar is pictured in this undated photo.
Addison at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar became the first San Diego restaurant to be awarded a prestigious Michelin star.

San Diego is officially a Michelin-star destination.

This week, Addison, a contemporary French fine dining restaurant at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar, became the first in San Diego to be awarded a prestigious Michelin star.

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Some have said it's long overdue. Others are surprised by Michelin's single-star designation.

Either way, it's been a big week for San Diego's culinary scene. On Tuesday, Michelin recognized eight other local eateries with it's "Bib Gourmand" rating for more affordable "hidden-gem" restaurants.

Michele Parente, who covers food and dining for The San Diego Union-Tribune, joined Midday Edition to talk about the value of a Michelin star and what it means for San Diego.

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