Tags archives: michelin stars

  • Benu | San Francisco Food Photography

  • Back in November, we gathered a small group of friends and set out to try the newest three-star Michelin restaurant here in San Francisco: Benu. Chef Corey Lee is a French Laundry alum, and the concept at Benu is all about taking that culinary background and adding a strong Asian influence. It's ins[...]
  • Alinea | Chicago Fine Dining

  • Back in June of last year, a group of twelve of us had an incredible experience dining at The French Laundry in Napa Valley. Immediately afterwards, we started plotting our next group dining experience and set our sights on Alinea in Chicago. I really liked the idea of dining with a group, but after[...]
  • Atelier Crenn | San Francisco Food Photography

  • July started with a bang as we headed to Atelier Crenn, recently remodeled with brand new interiors and an expanded tasting menu. Chef Dominique Crenn is oft cited as the only female chef in the country who has two Michelin stars, and she very memorably writes her menus as poems, with each line repr[...]
  • Noma | Copenhagen, Denmark

  • We were initially a bit confused as we wandered along the row of identical looking warehouses. Jesse spotted a chef coming out of a building nearby asked if he knew where Noma was, to which the chef quickly responded, "No." (Awkward pause, as we stood there looking lost.) "Just kidding, I work there[...]
  • Arzak | San Sebastian, Spain

  • After three beautiful days in Barcelona, we took a plane to the north and landed in San Sebastian, a city often lauded as a culinary center in Spain. Our destination was Arzak, a famous family-run restaurant owned by Juan-Mari Arzak and his daughter Elena. Arzak has three Michelin stars and has gain[...]
  • Quince | San Francisco Food Photography

  • My boyfriend is quite the sweetheart. For my birthday, Jesse took me out to Quince, a newly-minted two-star Michelin restaurant in San Francisco (upgraded from one star last year). The service was impeccable, the food of course delightful, but most notably, the atmosphere was warm and inviting, and [...]
  • Winter in New York City | Travel Photography

  • I spent Christmas Day lounging around at home until it was time to head to the airport. Overnight, I flew cross-country to New York City, and there I arrived, dark and early, at 6am. This was my first time spending the holidays in New York, and with all the crazy snowstorms this year, it was indeed [...]
  • Commis | Oakland's Michelin Star Restaurant

  • I’ve been having such wonderful foodie adventures all over the place, it was so lovely to turn around and visit a highly-rated restaurant right here in Oakland. Commis is Oakland’s first and only Michelin-starred restaurant. Its tasting menu is priced at $85/pp, and with a seat at the chef’s table i[...]
  • The French Laundry | Food Photography

  • What an incredible experience it was to dine at one of the world's best restaurants with a group of twelve friends. The French Laundry is Thomas Keller's much-lauded restaurant in the heart of Napa Valley. With its three Michelin stars and countless accolades, the restaurant is always booked to the [...]