Cyrus: One of Four Two Star Restaurants in the New Michelin Guide San Francisco, Bay Area and Wine Country 2010

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Award-winning Healdsburg restaurant retains culinary honor

excellent cooking, and worth a detour.

Cyrus, the acclaimed restaurant in Healdsburg, California, is honored to be one of only four restaurants with two stars in the Michelin Guide San Francisco, Bay Area and Wine Country 2010. Awarded with two stars since 2006, when open only 19 months, Cyrus maintains its position as a world class destination, two-star restaurant in Michelin's Red Guide 2010.

The oldest and most revered hotel and restaurant guide in Europe, and possibly the world, the Michelin Guides are "obsessively-researched" by dedicated and anonymous surveyors. The rigorous selection involves extensive due diligence and numerous inspections of all potential outlets to be certain restaurants are worthy of the prestigious honor of receiving a one-, two-, or three-starred rating by Michelin. To ensure a consistent selection, the same five criteria are used for awarding stars in all countries: product quality, preparation and flavors, the cuisine's personality, and value for money and consistency. Based upon Michelin's ratings, two stars (**) denotes a restaurant featuring "excellent cooking, and worth a detour."

"All of us at Cyrus are extremely honored and proud to maintain our two-star rating," remarked Chef Douglas Keane of Cyrus. "It feels incredible to continue to be recognized for the quality that we strive to deliver to each and every one who dines at Cyrus."

Other restaurants in the company of two Michelin star Cyrus in the San Francisco Bay Area 2010 Guide include Coi in San Francisco, Manresa in Los Gatos, California and Meadowood in St. Helena, California.

About Cyrus
Steps from the Plaza in Healdsburg, California, Cyrus features acclaimed Chef Douglas Keane's definitive culinary style of "Contemporary Luxury," a sophisticated cuisine with strong classic French influences, modern global accents and an emphasis on seasonality. Orchestrated by legendary Maître d'Hôtel Nick Peyton, Cyrus presents classic, gracious service in a setting of approachable glamour. The expertly crafted wine list features over 1,000 selections, carefully balanced between prestigious Old World favorites, acclaimed labels from most major wine-producing regions in the world, and a strong selection from the neighboring vinicultural appellations.

The award-winning Chef Keane, 2005 Esquire magazine's "Chef of the Year," Food & Wine magazine's "Best New Chef 2006,"was most recently honored with James Beard "Best Chef - Pacific" 2009. Cyrus has been heralded as one of Gourmet magazine's "Top 50 Restaurants in America," and has received four stars from the San Francisco Chronicle's Michael Bauer and two stars from The Michelin Guide. Cyrus is located in the heart of Sonoma wine country at 29 North Street in downtown Healdsburg, California. For more information, visit http://www.cyrusrestaurant.com.

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