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Ame

Ame  
689 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 284-4040

 

Ambiance
This seven-time Michelin star winner inside the chic St. Regis hotel offers a truly elegant dining experience.

 

Dynamite Dishes
Ame’s newly appointed Executive Chef Michael Morrison serves a whimsical take on New American cuisine. Don’t miss his elegant twist on surf and turf, Fricasse of Maine lobster with spec, Napa cabbage and fine herbs, or his grilled New York strop and crispy sweetbreads.

 

Sweet Tooth
We love the charming huckleberry pie, a scrumptious seasonal delight.

 

Top Tipple
Take your time perusing the impressive wine list that features unusual varietals from all over the world, such the 2004 Fontodi Flaccianello della Pieve or the 2007 Domaine Leroy Latricieres-Chambertin Grand Cru.

Chalkboard

Chalkboard
29 North St
Healdsburg, CA 95448
(707) 473-8030

 

AMBIANCE
This hip contemporary bistro is a relative newcomer to the Healdsburg scene. You’ll find a bustling environment with friendly service every night of the week.

 

Dynamite Dishes
Farm fresh ingredients are a staple of Healdsburg cuisine, and Chalkboard carries the tradition seamlessly. Go for approachable small plates or feast on larger dishes from the housemade pasta, seafood or meat menus. Highlights are the pumpkin soup with white truffle butter and the red wine braised short rib. The menu changes daily, so you’ll never be bored.

 

Sweet Tooth
Three words: The Candy Bar.

 

Top Tipple
Local wine flights are a feature, but why not go for the unexpected whilst in wine country? Try the bartender’s wicked take on a classic Manhattan.

Plumed

Plumed Horse   
14555 Big Basin Way
Saratoga, CA 95070
(408) 867-4711

 

AMBIANCE
Quiet sophistication sums up this upscale restaurant, which lends an adult presence to the quaint downtown area of Saratoga with its dimly lit and romantic environment.

 

Dynamite Dishes
While every dish on the chef’s seven-course tasting menu is a piece of heaven, ricotta gnudi and filet of beef tenderloin are major standouts at this Michelin-starred eatery. You’ll be impressed with the artful preparation and seamless progression of each course.

 

Sweet Tooth
The Valrhona Chocolate Divina is a satisfying end to the tasting menu.  A second stellar option is the warm beignets.

 

Top Tipple
Impress your guests with a bottle of the 2004 Perrier Jouet Cuveee Belle Epoque – paired with caviar, of course.

Village

The Village Pub 
2967 Woodside Rd
Woodside, CA 94062
(650) 851-9888

 

AMBIANCE
Don’t let the rustic façade fool you; this Michelin-starred restaurant is pure luxury inside. Look around and you’ll find some of Silicon Valley’s top executives, key influencers and power-players.

 

Dynamite Dishes
Start with the white sturgeon caviar, a delight for those who can’t resist the finest in life, and for your entrée, opt for the decadent chestnut tagliatelle or our top pick, the twelve-day aged Muscovy Duck.

 

Sweet Tooth
No one does chocolate soufflé quite like The Village Pub.

 

Top Tipple
A classic cocktail is always a hit, but if you’re looking for something more opulent, get lost in the wine list that includes extraordinary selections like the 1982 Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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