Tomorrow night’s Top Chef season finale goes down at Healdsburg’s Cyrus, with chef Douglas Keane acting as guest judge. As we noted last month, Cyrus was closed in October during shooting, so no surprise to see it appear in the finale. Keane, the 2009 James Beard award winner for “Best Chef, Pacific,” opened up his kitchen for the season-ending free-for-all, which was served in Cyrus’s dining room. So what does he like? Keane has spent his entire career in fine dining, moving from Lespinasse and the Four Seasons in New York to Jardiniere and Restaurant Gary Danko in San Francisco. At the five-year-old Cyrus, he cooks in a style he calls “contemporary luxury,” showcasing high-end ingredients like lobster, truffles, and foie gras. Could be promising for molecular-gastronomy enthusiast Michael Voltaggio.
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