I won't tell you who said what, but I swear to you, the following statements were all made by chefs whose restaurants received one star in the Michelin Guide San Francisco: Bay Area and Wine Country 2007.
"Give back a star? Non!"
"I agree that only Thomas deserves three stars, but I believe that my restaurant deserves two stars"
"You know, I've always wanted to be a Michelin one star restaurant"
"I'm not putting Michelin tires on MY car..."
For more lively Michelin coverage check out all these posts, and one from local critic Michael Bauer as well.
Were the inspectors geniuses or just plain crazy? In my opinion they seemed to favor a certain French style in dining, and passed by some notable Italian restaurants. Everyone is bound to have an opinion, so you'll have to decide for yourself...