How French tire company Michelin became the world's fine dining authority

In 1900, Michelin created the Michelin Guide, which has now become the authority on fine dining. The guide originally offered suggestions for lodging and dining along France’s roadways, but In 2004, the guide made its way over to the Unites States. There are 27 French restaurants with three Michelin stars, a notation indicating the establishment is “worth a special journey”.

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