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As the executive chef of the three Michelin star Restaurant at Meadowood, Christopher Kostow looked forward to opening a neighborhood restaurant in St. Helena saying it was fitting to his personality. But at the new Charter Oak in St.

All photos by Bob McClenahan except where notedThe logo of Kyle and Katina Connaughton’s new restaurant Single Thread is the onion flower, an allium that grows in different varieties throughout the year.

All photos by Adrián Gregorutti/Allison ReganKenzo sign by calligrapher Kei KobayashiSimilar to some of the finest Japanese restaurants in Tokyo and NYC, the new Kenzo restaurant by Kenzo and Natsuko Tsujimoto is not located in a high visibilty location in Downtown Napa – it’s hidden on a side stree

All photography by Robert McClenahanWhen news spread that Chef Curtis Di Fede was going to open an izakaya-style Japanese restaurant in Downtown Napa, heads turned.

By name, Downtown Napa’s latest restaurant Basalt harkens back to the area’s early history of rock quarrying and the Mexican, Spanish and Portuguese settlers who worked the earth in the growing community.