Michelin Bib List Includes Dyafa, Comal, and More

The prestigious "good food, good value" list also includes Teni East Kitchen and Corso.


Kristan Lawson

The Michelin Guide recently released its latest list of Bay Area Bib Gourmand restaurants, which includes many East Bay faves. 

The new list of 68 restaurants, designated as offering "good food and good value" based on Bay Area standards and prices, includes Oakland's Dyafa, Nyum Bai, Teni East Kitchen, and Wood Tavern; Albany's China Village; and Berkeley's Corso, Soba Ichi, and Comal.

The dish depicted above is from Comal, whose fourth annual "Oaxanukkah" dinners will take place tonight and tomorrow night — Monday, Dec. 3 and Tuesday, Dec. 4. The mashup was devised by Comal's executive chef Matt Gandin to merge Oaxacan culinary styles and traditional Hanukkah fare for family-style holiday meals. This year's Oaxanukkah dinner menu includes tequila-cured salmon (with avocado, endive, radish, cilantro oil); potato-jalapeño latkes (with crema, spiced apple, salsa); braised beef brisket (with ancho chile adobo, carrots, raisins); rapini w/chile arbol and garlic; saffron rice; midnight black beans de olla; house-made tortillas; and buñuelos (with Flavor King pluot-ginger marmelada).

Last year's Bib Gourmand list included Oakland's Brown Sugar Kitchen and Michel Bistro; both restaurants closed this year.  

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