FrontRunners: Bay Watch

<< Back to Robb Report, April 2008
  • The Editors

Restaurateur Pat Kuleto has an original take on surf and turf. He recently opened Waterbar, a seafood restaurant, and the Epic Roasthouse (www.rinconparkrestaurants.com), a steak house, side by side in San Francisco. Waterbar features two 1,000-gallon aquariums and four live-catch tanks, while Epic uses a pair of wood-fired ovens to cook its bone-in cuts. . . . Elsewhere in the city, the new Spruce (www.sprucesf.com) restaurant offers wines and spirits made exclusively for the contemporary American eatery. Choices include 15 Summers Old Woodside Partners Reserve bourbon. . . . Another way to enjoy a custom beverage is to produce your own. Crushpad Commerce (www.crushpadwine.com), a new service from San Francisco’s Crushpad winery, allows you to create and distribute your own wines. For prices starting at about $20,000, the company will produce varietals of your design, bottle and market them, and fill orders. "One client had such success that his wine sells for over $200 a bottle," reports Crushpad CEO Michael Brill.

 

 

From Around the Web...
On an island in a lake, the dining destination serves a different seven-course menu to each guest…
The Members-Only Soho House Elevates the Malibu dining scene…
Photo by Stripsteak Wakiki
The Oahu restaurant’s menu includes steak and seafood dishes with Japanese and Hawaiian influences…
Meet the leading New York chefs who will be making the most of this fall’s harvest…
Ossetra caviar is just one of the pricy premium ingredients in this off-menu dish from Petrossian…
Photo by Pierre Monetta
In the hands of top chefs in Paris, a culinary tradition rises again…
The luminaries of modernist cuisine keep giving us reasons to love their fancy food.…
The dinner series will feature guest lectures given by leading medical professionals…
Photo by Meg Smith
Quince restaurant tightens its connection to a grower and offers some of the bounty to the public…
The height of summer is the best time for amazing produce at your local greenmarket…