MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View
If it wasn’t housed in a beautiful Julia Morgan-designed building, this farm-to-table jewel would be defined by the enticing smells that engulf you upon entrance. It’s a rustic space, full of large windows peering onto Piedmont Avenue and the jars of dry ingredients, pickling vegetables and cookbooks on the counter create an upscale country-kitchen demeanor. The menu focuses on the best and freshest of local produce, such as yellowtail ceviche nestled in a tangy aguachile that is interspersed with bits of sweet corn and potato. Roasted duck breast boasts an intensely caramelized skin and is served in its own jus along with maitake mushrooms for a wonderfully woodsy touch. Craving a bright breakfast? Look no further than the homemade pastries or quiche.