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February 17, 2015

Where to Go, What to Eat, and What to Drink This Month

Where to Go, What to Eat, and What to Drink This Month
© Satoshi Nagare

Chef Jason Franey, formerly of Seattle’s Canlis, was just welcomed as the executive chef at Coastal Luxury Managemente Restaurant 1833 in Monterey, California. A three-time James Beard Best New Chef Northwest nominee, Franey cut his teeth working alongside top talent including Daniel Humm at Eleven Madison Park. 500 Hartnell St.; 83-643-1833. While the French Laundry is closed for renovations, Thomas Keller has launched a pop-up called Ad Lib at Napa’s Silverado Resort and Spa. There, he’ll serve classic American dishes like Carolina Creek shrimp cocktail and root vegetable pot-pie using produce from The French Laundry Culinary Garden. 1600 Atlas Peak Rd.; 707-754-4148. Nordic chef Rene Redzepi, four-time topper of San Pellegrino 50 Best List, has temporarily relocated his Copenhagen restaurant Noma to the Mandarin Oriental Tokyo. Redzepi and his team will apply their hyper-local, foraging-focused approach to Japanese cuisine at the hotel’s Signature restaurant through February 14. $380 a person; 2-1-1 Nihonbashimuromachi, Chuo; 81-3/3270-8800. See the full list here »