Solage Calistoga’s Solbar Awarded One Michelin Star for Sixth Consecutive Year

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Internationally Recognized Culinary Guide Honors Solage Calistoga’s Acclaimed Restaurant in 2015 Michelin’s Bay Area Guide

Solage Calistoga’s Solbar has once again been honored with a Michelin Star for the sixth consecutive year in the MICHELIN Guide San Francisco, Bay Area & Wine Country 2015. International culinary authority Michelin, whose star ratings are synonymous with quality dining, named Solbar among a very select group of 40 Bay Area restaurants, 6 of which are located in Napa Valley. Each year, highly-trained Michelin inspectors anonymously visit more than 500 restaurants using the renowned Michelin food star ratings system to create the restaurant selection.

“Receiving a Michelin star for the sixth year in a row is a tremendous honor in the culinary industry,” said Vice President of Culinary for Solage Hotels & Resorts, Chef Brandon Sharp. “We are extremely proud of the Solbar team which strives to create a memorable culinary experience for guests every day.”

Sharp oversees the culinary direction for Solbar, using local, seasonal ingredients to create indulgent yet balanced dishes that comfort the soul and nourish the body. Culinary programs are thoughtfully created to showcase artistry in the kitchen and craftsmanship at the bar.

Solbar is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with brunch on Sunday and lounge service daily. For more information or to make a reservation, please call 707-226-0850 or visit http://www.solagecalistoga.com/dining.

About Solage Calistoga
Situated on 22-acres and surrounded by panoramic mountains and picturesque vineyards in the heart of California wine country, the brand’s flagship resort features 89 contemporary guest studios with complimentary cruiser bicycles and a 130-foot landmark swimming pool. A local favorite and destination for epicureans, the resort is home to Solbar, a five-time Michelin Star-rated restaurant led by the brand’s Vice President of Culinary, Chef Brandon Sharp, which features healthful and indulgent fare from its seasonal, ingredient-driven menus. The award-winning Spa Solage offers 20,000 square feet of health and wellness with 14 treatment rooms, a bathhouse with geo-thermal soaking pools, state-of-the-art gym and a Yoga & Movement Studio with complimentary daily fitness classes. Since its opening, Solage Calistoga has garnered numerous industry awards, including recent appearances on the Condé Nast Traveler 2014 Gold List and Travel + Leisure’s 2014 World’s Best Awards. For more information and reservations, please contact Solage Calistoga at (707) 226-0806 or visit http://www.solagecalistoga.com. Follow Solage Calistoga on Facebook and on Twitter @SolageCalistoga.

About Solage Hotels & Resorts
Solage Hotels & Resorts is a California-based hotel and resort management company that delivers a fresh take on luxury, providing an authentic sense of place that is sophisticated, social and fun. Designed to serve the active lifestyle and youthful mindset, the Solage experience is both fulfilling and transformative, featuring best in class culinary and spa offerings. Intrinsic, yet evolving, genuine and playful, Solage balances a contemporary thoughtfulness with an urbane sensibility to create a truly memorable resort experience. Solage Calistoga, the company’s flagship property in the heart of California wine country, has earned numerous industry awards including Condé Nast Traveler 2014 Gold List, Travel + Leisure’s 2014 World’s Best Awards and AAA Four-Diamond Award. For more information about Solage Hotels & Resorts, please visit http://www.solagehotels.com.

About the MICHELIN guide
Thanks to the rigorous MICHELIN guide selection process that is applied independently and consistently around 24 countries, the MICHELIN guide has become an international benchmark in fine dining. The selections of all restaurants in the guide are made by Michelin’s famously anonymous inspectors who dine in the San Francisco area regularly. These local inspectors are trained to scrupulously apply the same time-tested methods used by Michelin inspectors for many decades throughout the world. This ensures a uniform, international standard of excellence. As a further guarantee of complete objectivity, Michelin inspectors pay all their bills in full, and only the quality of the cuisine is evaluated. To fully assess the quality of a restaurant, the inspectors apply five criteria defined by Michelin: product quality, preparation and flavors, the chef’s personality as revealed through his or her cuisine, value for money, and consistency over time and across the entire menu. These objective criteria are respected by all MICHELIN guide inspectors, whether in Japan, the United States, China or Europe. They guarantee a consistent selection so that a star restaurant as the same value regardless of whether it is located in Paris, New York or Tokyo.

Michelin has been a pioneering force in advancing mobility through innovation and excellence in manufacturing quality. The company patented the pneumatic, or air-filled, tire in the late 1800s. This was a milestone moment in mobility, permitting automobile owners to travel at great length in a single journey. Then, in an effort to prompt travelers to enjoy their newfound mobility, the company created guides and detailed maps to steer travelers on their way. The most famous publication that developed from this is the internationally recognized MICHELIN guide.

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