Ashes & Diamonds Winery Opens in Napa

Ashes and Diamonds winery Napa Valley Wine Tasting Room, midcentury design inspired by the 1960s with food by chef Emma Sears, The Taste SF
Napa Valley’s newest winery, Ashes & Diamonds, officially opens today. We stopped in yesterday for a sneak peek at their stunning new tasting room and winemaking facility. Kashy Khaledi, the owner and proprietor, has assembled a star-studded opening team, including winemaker Steve Matthiasson and Chef Emma Sears, formerly of Scribe Winery.       The midcentury tasting... Continue Reading

Bartender at Large

Bartender at Large the Movie Erick Castro
You may have seen some of our recent trips to Tucson and New Orleans. Some of our best bar recommendations came from Erick Castro, who built his cocktail empire at San Francisco’s Rickhouse and Bourbon & Branch by searching for obscure recipes, methods and ingredients that originated prior to Prohibition. We’re excited about Erick’s new documentary, Bartender at Large, which is... Continue Reading

Isaia Boutique Opens in San Francisco

Top floor of Isaia San Francisco Store, Neapolitan Isaia suits in the historic VC Morris Frank Lloyd Wright San Francisco, The Taste SF
Renowned Neapolitan tailor Isaia has taken over the historic Frank Lloyd Wright building on Maiden Lane. We’ve been huge fans of the company for over a decade (it’s also a personal favorite of Chef Thomas Keller—he informed us at the Bocuse d’Or event last year). We’ve been eagerly anticipating this opening for months, ever since our... Continue Reading