The Single Thread experience: seamless Japanese omotenashi hospitality in the agrarian California

The Single Thread experience: seamless Japanese omotenashi hospitality in the agrarian California

There is nothing comparable to Single Thread in the complex genre of seasonal kaiseki in America. The Chef's Table famed N/naka in LA, curated by Japan-born chef Niki Nakayama nods ...
The Charter Oak: "simple is the hardest thing in the world", declares the culinary star of Napa Valley

The Charter Oak: “simple is the hardest thing in the world”, declares the culinary star of Napa Valley

The Charter Oak restaurant is a relative newcomer to the indulgent Napa Valley dining scene, yet the historic farmhouse has already lifted up, literally, the ceiling of culinary experiences around ...
Corison winery: making wine sustainably by the best female winemaker in America

Corison winery: making wine sustainably by the best female winemaker in America

Cathy Corison is widely viewed as the best female winemaker in America. She is parading the elegant stride of the Napa Cabernet Sauvignon as nobody else has so gracefully done recently ...
SHED: connecting the land and table sustainably in Healdsburg, California

SHED: connecting the land and table sustainably in Healdsburg, California

SHED is a locally sourcing superb eatery, farmers' community centre, event space, and a sustainable food market under one roof in Healdsburg. The up and coming rural hub draws millennial California ...
n/naka: modern kaiseki by Niki Nakayama in Los Angeles

n/naka: modern kaiseki by Niki Nakayama in Los Angeles

N/naka serves modern kaiseki handcrafted by American born, Japanese female chefs duet in Los Angeles. To the Chef’s Table Netflix series audience, chef Niki Nakayama is a celebrity, yet her ...
Atelier Crenn: weighing the cost of being voted the world's best female chef

Atelier Crenn: weighing the cost of being voted the world’s best female chef

Dominique Crenn tells the story of herself through her food at San Francisco's Atelier Crenn. The backdrop is her childhood in Britanny, France, and travel memories as diverse as visiting ...
Tartine Manufactory: baking slow bread trendy in San Francisco

Tartine Manufactory: baking slow bread trendy in San Francisco

Tartine Manufactory was long overdue in San Francisco. California's most famous bread baker Chad Robertson should have expanded his rustic temple of slow bread years ago. After 15 years in ...
Littorai: expressing Sonoma through biodynamic viticulture

Littorai: expressing Sonoma through biodynamic viticulture

Driving to the Littorai winery feels like you trespassed into someone’s apple orchard, while getting lost on the dirt roads winding up the endless hill from Sebastopol. There are not ...
Chez Panisse: Berkeley farm to table movement mothered by chef Alice Waters

Chez Panisse: Berkeley farm to table movement mothered by chef Alice Waters

The renaissance of farm to table dining in the 20th century America hailed from the opening of Chez Panisse in 1971 in the university town of Berkeley. Less than half ...
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