Will become the first 3 Michelin-starred female chef in the USA? Or perhaps restaurant will take the space. And what will be the news after and Chez Panisse experienced terrible fires? Culinary experts Kerstin Kuhn and Jay Cheshes tell us more…

Kerstin Kuhn

“So far, there are only two three-star restaurants in the Bay Area: and . If there were to be a new three-star I’d say the strongest contenders would be or Benu and possibly .

closed after a horrible fire so there’s a chance it could lose its two stars this year. It’ll be interesting to see if Chez Panisse regains its star now that it has been reopened for a year after its devastating fire forced it to close. Park Tavern could see its first star.”

Jay Cheshes

“From all the attention has been getting over the last year, I would say that is probably the one restaurant with the best chance of making the big jump into the three-star club.

of course had its big fire so they may be off the list entirely until they rebuild. And I wouldn’t be surprised to see Corey Lee’s new spot, Monsieur Benjamin, debut with a star.”

Stay tuned on FOUR on Wednesday to find out the awards…