Haute 5 Places in San Francisco to Bring in the New Year: It’s Time to Put on Your Party Pants


If those two haute choices don’t spark your fancy, then maybe what you really need is a change of scenery. While Napa Valley can’t really be considered part of San Francisco, it can certainly be considered an upscale region in which to ring in a new year. To wave goodbye to 2009, executive chef Sean O’Toole is presenting guests with a six-course tasting menu from his kitchen at the 62-room resort, which just so happens to be located on six acres of the 80-year-old Bardessono estate in Yountville. We know our San Francisco readers are redefining what it means to be “haute” with upscale sustainable living practices, which is why Bardessono is an ideal fit because of the hotel’s many eco-friendly practices, including an Earth Tub for composting kitchen waste, as well as edible flower expert and culinary gardener Noel Lopreore who provides fresh, organic ingredients for the demonstration kitchen. Executive chef O’Toole’s six-course tasting menu is $145 per person with the wine pairing and runs from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Bardessono is located at 6526 Yount St., Yountville, 707.204.6030