The Village Pub – WOODSIDE
Location: Woodside, California (approximately 40 minutes South of San Francisco, near Stanford University)
Style of Food: Farm-to-Table, “Approachable-but-Refined” French cuisine with a California perspective.
Chef: Dmitry Elperin: “The restaurant couples classical French cooking techniques with seasonal ingredients. We have access to some of the best locally-sourced organic ingredients in the world. This includes our own farm located in the hills above Woodside, where we grow ingredients especially for us.”
Must-Have-Dishes: Anything cooked over the almond wood fired grill — especially the rack of pork (brined for 48 hours before firing); Heirloom tomato salad prepared table-side; honey almond cake with blood orange sorbet.
Must-Have Drink: The proprietary Bourbon, Woodside Partners Reserve, distilled and bottled in partnership with Kentucky’s Old Rip Van Winkle.
Must-Have-Server: Ask for Melody — a Michelin-starred establishment has to have a star in the front of the house as well.
Seat-to-Request: During winter, ask for one of the booths next to the hearth; during summer, request to sit outside on the Veranda.
More Information: www.thevillagepub.net
Curriculum Vitae: Just awarded its third consecutive Michelin Star.