Minimalist-But-Lush Fine Dining at SF’s New Kiln

Published June 12, 2023, in my Medium column:

Did we need another fine dining, tasting menu-only restaurant? “Need” is maybe the wrong choice of words. With the arrival of Kiln, just open May 16th, 2023, in Hayes Valley in the former Cala space, we have yet another upscale restaurant that already exemplifies why San Francisco easily offers the U.S.’ best fine dining, but is also a global player.


Kiln’s amuse bouche of potato in malt vinegar with Andante Dairy Minuet cheese
Kiln’s Paper Kiln NA cocktail
Kiln’s potato bread with jidori egg yolk