Michelin Stars are a culinary tradition dating back to 1933, when brothers André Michelin and Édouard Michelin innovated the 0-3 star system for ranking restaurants’ food quality in the internationally famous Michelin Guides. The exclusive awards are based solely on food quality, and are widely recognized as a sign of a restaurant’s excellence.
The Village Pub has held one Michelin star (recognizing restaurants considered to be ‘a very good restaurant in its category’) since 2009, reflecting the passionate work of Executive Chef Dmitry Elperin and the team of chefs at the Pub.
The Village Pub gets produce from a 5-acre organic farm in the foothills of the Santa Cruz mountains. Images from the “SMIP Ranch” are available here. SMIP Ranch was originally the Djerassi family’s cattle ranch 30 to 40 years ago. Today, in addition to the farm 600 acres of the Djerassi Ranch houses the Djerassi Resident Artists Program. For an interesting article on the subject read more here.