Seven years (and now, days) of Saison
Now diners can experience the fine dining delights of Saison seven days a week, in honor of the restaurant’s seven years in the business. Starting Monday, October 17 it will be open every night from 5:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.
The Gelinaz! is at it again
International chef collective Gelinaz! is back with another episode of their “Grand Shuffle,” which involves chefs swapping kitchens all over the globe (read more about the first shuffle here). The Bay Area’s participants are Dominique Crenn (Atelier Crenn) and Christopher Kostow (The Restaurant at Meadowood). Tickets are on sale now for the event, which takes place November 10. Check out the full lineup.
Lucky Peach goes deep on In Situ
Corey Lee’s new SFMOMA restaurant is making waves. Check out an in-depth look at the chefs involved, and why they contributed. The article also includes some of Lee’s thoughts on whether food is art: “For many years, I thought of cooking as more craft than art. It’s something you do with your hands, and it requires repetition. But now I think food can be art in that it can be a medium for complex expression.”
SF featured heavily in Condé Nast’s Where in the World to Eat list
In a sea of “best of” list, Condé Nast Traveler has released its own version into the wild. Chez Panisse, Camino, Bar Tartine, Saison, Benu and other SF mainstays made the list of 207 restaurants around the world, which was compiled by its “network of chefs, food writers, and most-in-the-know travelers.”
Urban Remedy’s East Bay explosion starts in October
Urban Remedy, the organic food shop that focuses heavily on juices and clean eating, confirms that it will open its Walnut Creek location on October 1 (follow on Facebook for special offers at opening), with Berkeley and Lafayette to follow later in the month. Prepare your bodies for cleansing, East Bay.
Clover Stornetta will go non-GMO by 2017
The Petaluma-based dairy has announced that it will convert its conventional milk products to be Non-GMO Project Verified over the next two years. It’s kind of a big deal- it will be one of the first California milk products to be verified on such a large scale. Keep an out for the first of those non-meddled-with milks to hit grocery store shelves in early 2017.