The Restaurant at Meadowood was one of just four Michelin three-star restaurants on the west coast, and there Christopher Kostow became known for an intensely local cuisine which often suggests what would happen if one of the current crop of Nordic innovators were transplanted to California.
The restaurant was destroyed in the wildfires that ravaged Napa County, California, in 2020. Word is that a re-opening is planned, but no date has been announced. In the meantime, this book endures as an expression of the chef's ethos and ideas.
Remarkably beautiful photography presents dishes such as abalone and beans with nasturtiums, vegetables fermented in champagne lees, and rainbow trout with yellow beets and peaches. This is a marvelous example of a chef addressing other chefs, with no real concession to home preparation but providing great insight into the workings of a renowned creator.
Hardcover. Color photographs throughout.