Prestigious Guidebook Heads West

The Michelin Guide for the first time will produce hotel and restaurant guides for Los Angeles and Las Vegas, the company said on Thursday. Hitting shelves in November, "The Michelin Guide Los Angeles 2008" will cover Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Westwood, Downtown, Santa Monica, Ventura Boulevard and Pasadena, while "The Michelin Guide Las Vegas 2008" will feature Las Vegas Boulevard, Downtown and areas east and west of The Strip. "The inspectors have enjoyed getting a taste for these exciting, dynamic cities and discovering the restaurants that bring character and flavor to the region," said Christian Delhaye, president of Michelin Maps and Guides. "In Los Angeles, these restaurants are found throughout the metro area, in the most popular parts of the city to off-the-beaten-path neighborhoods. In Las Vegas, however--as you might expect--the top restaurants are concentrated in a small geographic area."