It's not often that a chef has the opportunity to hop from one Michelin two-star to another, but that's exactly what Christopher Kostow will be doing in a little over a month when he will move from Mountain View's Chez TJ (pictured) to St. Helena's Meadowood. You'll recall that chef duties at the restaurant at Meadowood were put up for grabs last month when Joseph Humphrey announced he was leaving. As for the timing, you've got about a month to catch the pair of rising stars in their current digs:
Kostow will stay on at Chez TJ through Valentine's Day, and then will cook with Humphrey at Meadowood for a few weeks. Cavallo Point resort, at Fort Baker near Sausalito, where Humphrey will be executive chef overseeing the restaurant, lounge and cooking school, is expected to open in the summer.There's no word yet on a possible replacement at Chez TJ, but according to the restaurant's website, a "complete cosmetic overhaul" of the dining room—from dishware to paint—will begin in the January "to better showcase Chef Christopher Kostow's inspired cuisine." Ouch.
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