The 2013 Michelin Guide for San Francisco goes on sale today and in it, brings a new two-star recipient to the forefront. Atelier Crenn is the latest restaurant to receive two Michelin stars, and this also makes Dominique Crenn, the very first female in the U.S. to receive the coveted honor.
I spent time with Chef Crenn and the team at Atelier Crenn on this special evening, and in case you are wondering what Crenn and crew did on one of the most exciting days of their careers, the answer is plain and simple. Back of the house cooked, while front of the house served their guests a memorable meal and experience. Focus, attention to detail, and passion for their craft, is what elevated Atelier Crenn to this level and even on one of the biggest nights of their profession, they weren't about to stop delivering.
A Walk in the Forest – An Atelier Crenn Signature Dish
Chef de Cuisine Michael Evans & Dominique Crenn
Grains & Seeds – Smoked and toasted w/botarga, trout roe, dashi
Pastry Chef Juan Contreras creating a meticulous Fall dessert
Spiced brioche, candied acorn, apple, squash, celery root
Edible Hibiscus Leaves
Mint Cotton Candy – a refreshing palate cleanser
Post-service kitchen team celebrating
Atelier Crenn – excellent cuisine, worth a detour **
SEE MORE ATELIER CRENN RECEIVES 2 MICHELIN STAR PHOTOS HERE