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Napa’s Perry Hoffman Beats Michael Voltaggio for People’s Best New
Voltaggio may get an editorial nod from ‘Food & Wine,’ though.
Hoffman and Voltaggio Neck-and-Neck for ‘People’s Best New Chef’
The two Cali chefs both have 23% of the vote.
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Though the Bay Area dominates in the California region, L.A.’s Michael Voltaggio is most likely to win this popularity contest.
La Terrasse Closes in the Presidio; Étoile Reopens in Yountville; and More
Also, Wise Sons looks about two weeks away in the Mission.
Spruce, Bix, Dining Room at the Ritz All Dropped from the
Bauer calls the last year “the most exciting” for restaurants “in more than a quarter century,” meaning his entire tenure at the Chronicle. Thus a bunch of restaurants had to fall off the list.
Natalie Portman Has a Post-Oscars Vegetarian Feast at Étoile
She also dined at Cindy’s Backstreet Kitchen in St. Helena.
Before They Were Chefs
Étoile Chef Perry Hoffman Started Training Really Early
The acclaimed Etoile chef, only 27, actually started his training pretty early via his grandparents’ restaurant: The French Laundry.
Aqua, Gitane, and Ubuntu Drop Off Chron’s Top 100; Adesso, Frances, and
Some familiar notables of 2009 like Beard nominees Frances, RN74, and Flour + Water are predictable additions; new deletions include Fonda, Kokkari, and Ton Kiang.
Katie Lee Joel and a BF Dine at Étoile, Peter Krause at Quince, Luke Wilson at
Katie Lee and a mystery beau, not to mention Christy Turlington and Ed Burns, all drop in on Napa; Luke Wilson eats at Slanted Door.
Announces All-Male Rising Star Chef Lineup
The five rising stars for 2010 include Charlie Kleinman at Wexler’s, Timothy Hollingsworth at The French Laundry, and Joshua Skenes at Saison.
The Other Critics
Etoile Soars; Ironside is Solid