Michelin-starred restaurant rebirthed as a casual-chic RTB Wine Bar

Published March 28, 2024, in my Medium column:

Saddened to see tiny, Michelin-starred Avery move to Edinburgh, Scotland, recently, the restaurant went with chef Rodney Wages and his wife. Since the Fillmore Street gem opened in 2018 — in the same Michelin-rife couple of blocks as State Bird Provisions, The Progress, Anchovy Bar and Merchant Roots — it quietly bucked upscale trends with Wages irreverent, rock star attitude towards fine dining, complete with caviar bumps and his soon-famed liquid tortellini en brodo (in broth). Avery’s exquisite champagne and sake selections made it all the more special. I gave it a perfect five stars in my Time Out days, and will never forget the “feels like you’re in Tuscany” magic of their pop-up dinners in Napa during pandemic, complete with limo rides to and from SF.

ARTICLE: https://medium.com/@virginiamiller_29308/michelin-starred-restaurant-rebirthed-as-a-casual-chic-rtb-wine-bar-484a268cf71d

RTB Wine Bar upstairs
RTB Wine Lounge’s cured trout in horseradish creme fraiche