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This chef is the first US woman to receive three Michelin stars

Dominique Crenn became the first woman in the United States to receive Michelin’s highest distinction of three stars in its annual ranking of top restaurants in the San Francisco area released on Thursday. The French-born chef’s restaurant, Atelier Crenn, has been praised for its innovative and artistic dishes since it opened in 2011. Atelier Crenn’s elevation from last year’s two-star status was unanimous among Michelin reviewers for its “consistently top-quality experience,” said Gwendal Poullennec, Michelin Guide’s international director. Crenn’s cuisine, he said, “displays a wonderful balance of grace, artistry, technical ability and taste.” Crenn, whose small restaurant has only eight tables and offers a tast ...