With a background in fine dining, working at restaurants owned by Charlie Palmer and Thomas Keller in Las Vegas, Chef Lucas Knox knows his way around a kitchen. And it hasn’t taken the Bay Area newbie long to overhaul the menu at the Burritt Room + Tavern.
Restaurant life on The Embarcadero has never been more exciting – Charles Phan opened Hard Water recently and Loretta Keller has two new spots at the Exploratorium. And right in between the two is Michael Chiarello’s first venture into San Francisco, Coqueta.
With a move to the waterfront, the Exploratorium has been bustling with activity since opening in mid-April. And while the hundreds of exhibits have excited parents and kids alike, the food from Chef Loretta Keller of COCO500 has also been a hit.
Spouses working together can sometimes lead to a difficult situation. But at Baker and Banker, Jeff Banker and Lori Baker have developed a winning formula for harmony in the kitchen and at home.
Betelnut was a mainstay on Union Street for years, popular among the younger crowd for the lively environment, great cocktails and bar food and also among the foodie type. But Chef Alex Ong and his team made the difficult decision to change things up recently.
Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company, this family-run business located in Point Reyes Station, which won the 2011 award for Best Dairy Product at the Summer Fancy Food Show, partners with the Mandarin Oriental’s Brasserie S&P for a special prix fixe dinner on April 24.
A restaurant that is as successful now as when it first opened its doors more than five years ago, Waterbar and Executive Chef Parke Ulrich continue to evolve on The Embarcadero.