Tag: Tasting Menus

Merchant Roots’ Themed Tasting Menu Releases Your Inner Child

In the back of the cozy Merchant Roots wine shop, chef Ryan Shelton launched his first themed tasting menu in January 2019. I’ve raved about these wildly changing, eight-seat dinners ever since. You could call each playful, whimsical, creative, even intellectual, always blessedly delicious.

Yet still too few of you know about it or have dined there. Certainly, it’s Michelin-worthy. But in a spirited, mischievous, smart way, unlike anywhere else. Read more →

1760 Reborn: Changing Themed Tasting Menus Traverse the World

1760 amuse bouche   When you come from San Francisco restaurant royalty, opening your own restaurant seems inevitable. When your father is Giancarlo Paterlini, wine mastery is your birthright. Enter 1760, from his son Gianpaolo. Giancarlo opened Acquerello in 1989 with badass chef, Suzette Gresham, a fine dining experience that feels like a quick trip to Italy. As a Bologna… Read more →

Tasting Menu Or Not to Tasting Menu?

Crudo at Madcap in San Anselmo Published by Where Traveler (my other Where articles here) in July 2019, my article on four pricier Michelin-starred restaurants offering more affordable dining options and three mid-range restaurants with unexpected fine dining-esque tasting menus. To tasting menu or not to tasting menu? AFFORDABLE WAYS TO DO SPLURGY RESTAURANTS (Skip The Tasting Menu)—Late Night Perfection: Lazy Bear Den—Weeknight… Read more →