Michael Mina and Michael Chiarello: Giants of California Cuisine
Michael Mina, Founder, Mina Group; Executive Chef, Restaurant Michael Mina; James Beard Award Winner
Michael Chiarello, Award-winning Chef, Vintner; Host, "Easy Entertaining with Michael Chiarello"; Chef and Owner, Bottega and Coqueta
In conversation with Evan Rich, Co-owner and Chef, Rich Table; James Beard Award Nominee
In Travel + Leisure’s 2013 America’s Favorite Cities survey San Francisco was voted first place for fine-dining restaurants… no surprise there. San Franciscans are some of the luckiest eaters in the world, surrounded by award-winning spots, top produce and agriculture, and the most innovative chefs in the world. Two such masters of their craft are Michael Mina and Michael Chiarello, who have been movers and shakers in California cooking for the past three decades. Though each takes a distinct approach to American cuisine, both chefs share a fierce regional devotion and a passion for exploration - from pioneering culinary trends to promoting sustainable farming practices to embracing new technology and social media. Join us as rising star Evan Rich gets these two giants to open up about their passions, the process, the American dining landscape and their experiences shaping California food.
Premium ticket purchasers will also enjoy a comparative tasting of Spanish and California wines from Bravium winery. Those who purchase a dinner ticket will join us for a private meal with the chefs at Michael Chiarello’s new Spanish restaurant, Coqueta. Dinner tickets are limited to 20 guests and include access to the interview, as well as the multi-course meal with wine pairings.