Tag: Fine Dining

Nostra Spaghetteria's raviolo burger

Top 10 Dishes & New Openings: September

As I await the opening of the likes of NINEBARK in Napa (a preview that yielded stellar tastes from chef Matthew Lightner formerly of 2 Michelin-starred Atera in NYC, Mugaritz in Spain and Noma in Copenhagen), I’ve also enjoyed healthy, high tech, cheap eats at the new eatsa. Here are my top 10 September dishes and new openings, some from… Read more →

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The Grand Gelinaz! Shuffle: Mugaritz Chef Cooks at Coi for One Night

If you save up your funds to dine at Pellegrino’s World’s Best or Michelin-starred restaurants as you travel — or at home if you’re privileged to live in a city where you’re surrounded by them — S.Pellegrino Presents THE GRAND GELINAZ! SHUFFLE is a one-night-only event you geek out about. This year, it took place on July 9th. 37 international… Read more →

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3 Exciting New SF Restaurants, New Bay Area Brunch & Sushi Spots

From my many articles a week as Zagat Editor, I summarize and link to some coverage highlights here – you can follow along on Twitter @ZagatSF, where I post daily, or on my own @ThePerfectSpot via Twitter or Facebook. New Bay Area Openings First Look at sold out, ticketing-only LAZY BEAR, a cult pop-up turned restaurant First Look inside the… Read more →

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Charin, a secretive new tasting menu-only restaurant

10 Must-Eat Dishes to Call Yourself a San Franciscan, Best of Alameda, New SF Openings, Cheap Eats Hotspot in Napa, Fall Cookbooks

My Top Food Articles: September 1-15 Photos and articles by Virginia Miller From my many articles a week as Zagat Editor, I summarize and link to some coverage highlights here – you can follow along on Twitter @ZagatSF, where I post daily, or on my own @ThePerfectSpot via Twitter or Facebook. New Bay Area Openings CHARIN, a secretive new dinner… Read more →

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Saison - interview with Chef Josh Skenes (see Top Tastes)

Interview with Chef Joshua Skenes, 4 New SF Openings, East & South Bay Newcomers, Escape to Port Costa & Underrated SF Gems

My Top Food Articles: June 15-30 From my 15 articles/posts a week as Zagat Editor, I summarize and link to just some coverage highlights here – you can sign up for Zagat’s weekly newsletter for highlights here and follow along on Twitter @ZagatSF, where I post daily. As I have been for over a decade, I’m on the ground daily… Read more →

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Eleven Madison Park – One of the World’s Great Restaurants

Three Michelin stars, # 4 on Pellegrino’s World’s 50 Best Restaurants list (the highest in the US), a 28 rating for food, service and decor in Zagat, the accolades for Eleven Madison Park go on and on. Then there’s the impressive tome, I Love NY, a book released last year by Chef Daniel Humm and EMP’s General Manager Will Guidara.… Read more →

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The brick patio of L'Auberge Carmel

Carmel Weekend at a Michelin-starred Restaurant & Romantic Hotel

Aubergine at L’Auberge Carmel, a boutique hotel right in the walkable, intimate town of Carmel, is no stranger to awards. They are one of only 500 Relais & Châteaux privately owned hotel and restaurants in the world, awarded for being a standard setter in the combination of cuisine and charming hotel character. In 2013, Executive Chef Justin Cogley was named… Read more →

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Campton Place's brilliant Spice Pot

Top Tastes: Michelin-Starred Dining in SF at Saison & Campton Place

We live in one of the great culinary cities of the world – and certainly the US – graced with many a Michelin-starred restaurant from Napa to the South Bay. While I have dined at 30 of the 38 Michelin-starred restaurants in the Bay Area, and many more around the world, I’ve recently had a heavy dose of restaurants graced… Read more →

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One of the most exciting dishes all year: deboned chicken feet bao

Promise (and Chicken Feet Bao) on Nob Hill

PARALLEL 37, Nob Hill (600 Stockton St. between California & Pine, 415-773-6168) When Parallel 37 first opened at the end of 2011, it looked rather corporate for the Ritz-Carlton on Nob Hill, though touches of orange, comfy couches in the bar/lounge, and elegant black and white photography of trees on the back wall warmed up the space. Closing the celebrated… Read more →

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