Adventures in fine dining

This is a list of restaurants I consider worthy of mention from my culinary adventures, followed by the chef at the time and the year I was there. The food selection ranges from Tasting Menu (TM) to prix fixe (PF) to regular menu selection (RM). They are in reverse chronological order, to the best of my memory, and I’ve marked my favorites with a ~. The stars noted are Michelin. *Las Vegas no longer received Michelin evaluations as of 2010, but since Vegas restaurants didn’t technically lose their stars, I’ve kept them in brackets where applicable.

  • ~Laurel, Philadelphia, PA – Nick Elmi (2017) TM
  • ~Momofuku Shoto, Toronto, ON – David Chang (2017) TM
  • Peter Pan, Toronto, ON – Noah Goldberg (2017) RM
  • ~Res Culta Pop-up, North Wales, PA – Sam and Jen Kindick (2017, 2014) TM
  • Amada, Philadelphia, PA – Jose Garces (2016) TM
  • Cotton Row, Huntsville, AL – James Boyce (2016, 2013) RM
  • ~Noble Fare, Savannah, GA – Patrick McNamara (2016) TM
  • Vic’s on the River, Savannah, GA – Kerry Stevens (2016) RM
  • ~Atelier Crenn, San Francisco, CA – Dominique Crenn ★★ (2016) TM
  • Aatxe, San Francisco, CA – Ryan Pollnow (2016) RM
  • ~Res Culta Pop-up, Greyrock, NH – Sam and Jen Kindick (2016, 2015) TM
  • ~Volver, Philadelphia, PA – Jose Garces / Dave Conn (2015) TM
  • Morimoto, Philadelphia, PA – Masaharu Morimoto (2015) TM
  • ~Vetri, Philadelphia, PA – Marc Vetri (2015) TM
  • Joël Robuchon, Las Vegas, NV – Claude Le-Tohic [★★★] (2015) TM
  • ~Sage, Las Vegas, NV – Shawn McClain (2015, 2014, 2013) PF
  • Cochon, New Orleans – Donald Link / Stephen Stryjewski (2015) RM
  • Paramour, Wayne, PA – Eric Goods (2014) TM
  • miX, Las Vegas, NV – Alain Ducasse / Bruno Davaillon [★] (2014) PF
  • Aureole, Las Vegas, NV – Charlie Palmer / John Church [★] (2014) PF
  • ~Frasca, Boulder, CO – Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson (2014) TM
  • ~Black Cat, Boulder, CO – Eric Skokan (2014) TM
  • ~Nobu, London, UK – Nobu Matsuhisa / Mark Edwards ★ (2014) TM
  • Alain Ducasse at the Dorcester, London, UK – Jocelyn Herland ★★★ (2014) TM
  • ~Olive Tree, Bath, UK – Chris Cleghorn (2014) TM
  • ~Jean-George Steakhouse, Las Vegas, NV – Robert Moore (2013) PF
  • American Fish, Las Vegas, NV – Michael Mina (2013) PF
  • Le Cirque, Las Vegas, NV – Gregory Putin [★] (2013) PF
  • ~The Crossing, St. Louis, MO – Jim Fiala and Brad Watts (2013) TM
  • Niche, St. Louis, MO – Gerard Craft (2013) TM
  • ~Farmhaus, St. Louis, MO – Kevin Willmann (2013) TM
  • Cobalt Grille, Virginia Beach, VA – Alvin Williams (2013, 2011) RM
  • ~Greyrock, Newbury, NH – Sam and Jen Kindick (2013, 2012, 2011)
  • Taverna Angelica, Rome, Italy – ?? (2012) TM
  • ~Ristorante L’Antica Scuderia, Tavarnelle, FI, Italy – Maria Abbarchini (2012) RM
  • Cinque di Vino, San Casciano, FI, Italy – Silvia Papi, Marco Baldi (2012) RM
  • ~Loiseau des Vignes, Beaune, France – Mourad Haddouche ★ (2012) PF
  • Chez Guy, Gevrey-Chambertin, France – Yves Rebsamen (2012) RM
  • ~Tante Margarite, Paris, France – Bernard Loiseau† / Pedro Gomes (2012) PF
  • *Tallahassee restaurants will have their own post (2005-2017)
  • Uchi, Austin, TX – Tyson Cole (2005) PF
  • 801 Franklin, Huntsville, AL – Matt Martin (employed 2004-2005)
  • Jazz Factory, Huntsville, AL – Gevara Teebi (employed 2000-2004)

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