The Restaurant at Meadowood in the
Valley town of
St. Helena has announced the impending departure of Restaurant chef Joseph Humphrey.
Chef Humphrey will be leaving Meadowood to accept the position of Executive Chef at Cavallo Point – The Lodge at
Golden Gate, which is currently under development.
The Restaurant is now actively recruiting a skilled, well-respected chef to replace Chef Humphrey, who will remain in his position through January.
The Restaurant at Meadowood re-opened in July 2006 after an extensive renovation of the kitchen, dining room, bar and terrace. In 2007, The Restaurant was named one of the best new restaurants in the
United States by Esquire Magazine, earned three stars from The San Francisco Chronicle and garnered two stars from the esteemed Michelin Guide.
The 2006 opening team for The Restaurant was comprised of Chef Humphrey, Restaurant Manager Nathaniel Dorn and Sommelier Rom Toulon, all working under the direction of Meadowood Director of Wine & Cuisine Patrick Davila.
“We’ve enjoyed great success in just over a year and a half,” says Davila. “Joseph, Nathaniel, Rom and I have been thrilled with the positive response to The Restaurant experience from our guests, our members and the media. We’re very sorry to see Joseph leave, but we all wish him well as he pursues this exciting new opportunity.”
Added Davila: “We look forward to finding a talented new chef for The Restaurant who embraces the style of cuisine we’ve established and shares our values.”
Meanwhile, if you’d like to experience the award-winning cuisine of Chef Humphrey at The Restaurant while on a trip to
Valley wine country, you’d better hurry.