Michelin Star Revelation 1 minute 06 December 2022

Inside the MICHELIN Star California Revelation Party and After Party

It’s Oscar night for chefs across the Golden State.

MICHELIN Star Revelation California Los Angeles Ed's Pick

Monday nights are typically quiet for most restaurants, however, last night, there was a good reason. The MICHELIN Guide hosted its Star Revelation event toasting the brightest talents in the industry in grand fashion. The location for the party, the Petersen Automotive Museum provided the ideal backdrop as one, two, and three Star restaurants and chefs mingled with Bibendum and nibbled on bites from Badmaash, Bee Taqueria, and Tres LA. Helping satiate the crowd were drinks from Acqua Panna and San Pellegrino, Basil Hayden, Onda x Wine Access, and Remy Martin along with some bubbles to toast the winners (and the festive season) from M. Brugnon. But stealing the show were emcee Nia Renee Hill and MICHELIN Guide International Director Gwendal Poullennec.

As Chefs including Rachel Haggstrom of The Restaurant at Justin, Corey Lee and Jeong-In Hwang of San Ho Won, and Massimo Falsini of Caruso’s nabbed their jackets and Stars, the evening’s mood was decidedly joyous. And while others enjoyed the haute cars and equally haute cuisine—note the Petrossian caviar station—the message of the night was about community and championing each other. The big news of the night was when William Bradley of Addison took to the stage as the newest member of the Three Star club. Joining him were Dominique Crenn, Kyle and Katina Connaughton, and countless others who all cheered Bradley on with enthusiasm and verve.

However, it wouldn’t be a party without a tipple and some snacks afterwards and the crowd quickly migrated to hotspot, and newly crowned One Star restaurant Gwen. Inside, everyone from Josiah Citrin to David Kinch let their hair down and partied late into the night grooving to beats from DJ Brian Henry.

All photos: Marc Patrick & Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com

David Yoshimura and Gwendal Poullennec
David Yoshimura and Gwendal Poullennec
Katina Connaughton, William Bradley, and Kyle Connaughton
Katina Connaughton, William Bradley, and Kyle Connaughton
Massimo Falsini
Massimo Falsini
Nia Renee Hill
Nia Renee Hill
The scene inside the Petersen Automotive Museum
The scene inside the Petersen Automotive Museum
Canapés on offer inside the party
Canapés on offer inside the party
Acqua Panna and San Pellegrino at the party
Acqua Panna and San Pellegrino at the party
Romain Pianet, Nancy Silverton, and Dominique Crenn
Romain Pianet, Nancy Silverton, and Dominique Crenn
Vincent Morrow and Vanessa Conlin
Vincent Morrow and Vanessa Conlin
Erika Diprofio, Hazel Hernandez, and Melissa Milssen
Erika Diprofio, Hazel Hernandez, and Melissa Milssen
The Remy Martin Opulence table
The Remy Martin Opulence table
Rachel Haggstrom
Rachel Haggstrom
Corey Lee, Jeong-In Hwang, and Gwendal Poullennec
Corey Lee, Jeong-In Hwang, and Gwendal Poullennec
The Petrossian caviar at the party
The Petrossian caviar at the party
The Nordes cocktail station
The Nordes cocktail station
The chefs jackets
The chefs jackets
Chris Barnum-Dann
Chris Barnum-Dann
Lijo George, Max Boonthanakit, and Gwendal Poullennec
Lijo George, Max Boonthanakit, and Gwendal Poullennec
The Onda x Wine Access wines on offer
The Onda x Wine Access wines on offer
Dominique Crenn
Dominique Crenn
The 3-Star Michelin Restaurants on stage
The 3-Star Michelin Restaurants on stage
The 2022 MICHELIN Star Revelation afterparty presented by Caviar
The 2022 MICHELIN Star Revelation afterparty presented by Caviar
Josiah Citrin and Curtis Stone
Josiah Citrin and Curtis Stone
Seigo Tamura
Seigo Tamura
David Kinch and Kiyra Bradley
David Kinch and Kiyra Bradley
The scene inside Gwen
The scene inside Gwen
Walter Manzke and Martin Riese
Walter Manzke and Martin Riese
Brian Henry
Brian Henry
Martha Cromar and Matthew Kammerer
Martha Cromar and Matthew Kammerer

Hero image:  3-Star Michelin restaurants on stage, the newly 3-Starred Addison chef William Bradley in the center

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