By Elena Kadvany
Redwood City's Vesta named Michelin Bib GourmandUploaded: Oct 5, 2017
Redwood City Italian eatery Vesta is the only Midpeninsula restaurant that retained its status in the Michelin guide's latest Bay Area Bib Gourmand list, which honors places that serve high-quality food at an affordable price.
Michelin dropped two Palo Alto restaurants from this year's list: French restaurant Zola and Greek standby Evvia.
The sausage and honey pizza at Vesta in Redwood City. Photo by Veronica Weber/Palo Alto Weekly.
The 2018 list, released Thursday, only includes four new restaurants in Oakland, San Mateo, Marin and Millbrae. A total of 67 restaurants are highlighted throughout the Bay Area.
Bib Gourmand restaurants are selected by anonymous Michelin food inspectors "who choose restaurants serving high quality food on their menus and make it possible to order two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for $40 or less (tax and gratuity not included)," a press release states. "These selections are very often the same restaurants that the Michelin food inspectors frequent when they are off the clock."
Vesta -- operated by Peter and Courtney Borrone, son and daughter-in-law of the owners of Menlo Park's Cafe Borrone -- opened on Broadway Street in 2012. It has been a Bib Gourmand restaurant for several years in a row.
Read more about Vesta in this 2016 review: Fired up
The 2018 Michelin star selections for the Bay Area will be announced next, on Oct. 12. Bib Gourmand restaurants are not eligible to receive stars.