In only two years, Owner and Executive Chef Stephan Pyles and Sommelier Peter Creedon have solidified this upscale spot into a food-and-wine must. Dishes like Lobster Tamale Pie and Sicilian Pistachio Mousse are paired with an extensive wine list focused on wines from smaller, family-owned wineries around the globe.
From the Sommelier: “I’m looking to incorporate ‘legacy winemakers’—children and grandchildren who have grown up in the wine-making industry and are themselves now making wine. The challenge they face, I believe, is that their parents/grandparents made wine in a certain style and it’s up to them to use that knowledge and then find their own style of winemaking. A great example of this are the Mondavi grandchildren, Carlo and Dante Mondavi, who have RAEN winery in Sonoma. I love how they have produced fantastic Pinot Noirs that are a seamless marriage of old and new world styles.” —Peter Creedon, Flora Street Café
Dish We Loved: Braised lamb neck, embered cream of cabbage, hibiscus tostada, persimmon mole