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Meticulous Mouthfuls: Two-Star Michelin Atelier Crenn

“It’s awfully quiet in here… And did you notice, those were her own paintings.” Last year one of the biggest highlights of our dining excursions for the team, was visiting this Michelin star institution in SF. When Associate Editor Dylan alluded to how the menu transcript was structured in a poetic format, I was slightly intrigued. Weeks … Continue reading

The Restaurant At Meadowood: Mt. St. Helena’s Best Kept Secret (Retrospect Review)

“Nestled away in a piney cul-de-sac of Napa Valley, the Meadowood resort has always been a place of secluded beauty, but for several years its restaurant gave up trying to compete with big names like the French Laundry and Domaine Chandon”- John Mariani, Esquire 10/10/2006 Meadowood’s reputation is perceived as the runner-up 3-Star Destination of the entire … Continue reading

Meticulous Mouthfuls: Mother’s Day Special at Commis Oakland

 “You know back in my day, all the food was within reach and my grandfather used a rooted vegetable to brush his teeth, we all laughed at him. Now that we’re older looking back… that’s why we didn’t get sick so easily unlike now.” – Mom Piedmont is a place where I’ve visited many times … Continue reading

Meticulous Mouthfuls: Sons and Daughters, one star and two parallels

“We are the children of the S.F. culinary scene… the sons and daughters of this place.” – Waiter quoting the Owners of S & D Nob Hill, San Francisco…originally known as California hill and home of a select few of influential chefs who made quite an impact on the Northern California fine dining scene. Hubert … Continue reading

Meticulous Mouthfuls: Bouchon The Bountiful French Bistro

“I wanted to learn everything I could about what it takes to be a great chef. It was a turning point for me.” -Thomas Keller The pursuit of knowledge can only be fruitful when a man embeds his passion with full commitment and absolutely no regrets of that decision. This is same reason that we … Continue reading

Meticulous Mouthfuls: Enter the New Challenger of Farm-To-Table Dining, Homestead

“Another new place in Piedmont, let’s hope this isn’t a bust…” After some careful consideration, I wanted to showcase my knowledge and opinions through another new series I devised, Meticulous Mouthfuls. Sort of a cliche’ Gourmand’s palate pusher if you will. This time around, you’ll get a fully illustrated perspective on how I really feel … Continue reading

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