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Corey Lee

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2014

    Congrats to the Bay Area's 20 James Beard Award 2014 Nominees

    The James Beard Foundation Award finalists came out this morning, and the Bay Area has a strong showing in several categories. State Bird Provisions chefs Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski got a nod for regional Best Chef along with Corey Lee from Benu and Daniel Patterson for Coi; A16 got recogniz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2012

    Is Benu's Corey Lee One of Food & Wine's Best New Chefs?

    ​Every year, just before Food & Wine magazine announces its annual list of 10 best new chefs, editor Dana Cowin (@fwscout) tweets out hints about the winners, using the hashtag #BestNewChefs. At least one Bay Area chef usually makes the cut. Last year, it was Joshua Skenes of Saison, and the y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    Yoon Ha's 2011 Find: Meeting Matt Kramer

    BenuYoon Ha (left).​SFoodie is calling up food types around the city to ask them about their favorite discovery of the past year, whether it's new or ancient, an ingredient or a person. We'll be running their responses through the end of the year. Yoon Ha, head sommelier at Benu, astonished SFo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    Stumbling ― Literally Stumbling ― On Benu's Burrito Cart

    Carina OstBenu cooks Luis and Julio set up a burrito cart late Saturdays, featuring leftover meats from the high-end kitchen.​Imagine this scenario: getting drunk at Drink on Saturday night, going to the Huntington Hotel for an additional cocktail and a piano-bar mashup of Wizard of Oz songs, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2011

    Inspecting Modernist Cuisine, Preventing Recipe Theft, Sympathizing for the Guy

    ​1. The critics take on Modernist Cuisine. As SFoodie mentioned yesterday, Nathan Myhrvold's 2,438-page Modernist Cuisine is now out, and most of the big papers are running reviews today. Legendary cookbook author Michael Ruhlman, writing in the New York Times, and Washington Post contributor Andr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    Can You Fake Shark's Fin? A Taste Test

    Jonathan KauffmanSee the almost imperceptible strands of fake shark's fin?​ Wild osetra, now that it has almost disappeared from the Caspian Sea, has been replaced by farmed sturgeon roe with no loss of status. As I was writing this week's article about the proposed shark fin ban, I wondered: Can ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 19, 2011

    Fresh Eats

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    January 10, 2011

    No. 91: Faux Shark's Fin Soup at Benu

    Justin LewisThe faux shark's fin soup at Benu.​SFoodie's countdown of the 92 best things to eat and drink in San Francisco, 2011 edition.​Around the midpoint of Benu's 12-course tasting menu, right when the fish courses are giving way to the redder meats and the sakes and white wines cede to the ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 29, 2010

    Fresh Eats

    Our weekly roundup of SFoodie news

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2010

    The Year in Food 2010: Big-Ticket Dining Surges

    Lara Hata/SF WeeklyProspect: High-end dining in San Francisco is not in danger.​Twelve months, ten storylines: It's SFoodie's annual look back at the year in food.Back in January, people were talking about the San Francisco restaurant scene as if it were flagging fast. The fretting was fueled by t ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 27, 2010
  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    Benu Forges a New Kind of Haute

    Nicole S./YelpBenu's lobster bouillon.​It can take a lifetime for an artist to forge a personal vernacular. Or if not a lifetime, then a bit longer than 10 weeks, for sure. At Benu ― subject of Jonathan Kauffman's review today ― French Laundry veteran Corey Lee isn't just reassembling the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2010

    Daniel Patterson Talks Storytelling and Food, Zings New York Chefs

    ​As a prelude to Le Fooding's upcoming New York vs. San Francisco "showdown," The New York Times' T magazine asked David Chang and Daniel Patterson to talk about West Coast vs. East Coast food. Patterson, first up, started by yawning at the question, then asking a different one: What makes a regio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    Brown Bag Benefit Auction Promises Luxe Lunches for Top Bidders

    Darin L./YelpCorey Lee's Benu is one of 26 places donating six-person lunches.​The Brown Bag Lunch Project, an online fundraiser for the San Francisco Community School, is auctioning off meals from 26 S.F. chefs and restaurants. The school is seeking to raise $5,000. The list of providers so f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2010

    The 30-Year-Old Chefs Influencing What You Eat

    chez pim/FlickrJames Syhabout (foreground).​Our favorite morsel from the Web. Argue on your own time whether the Spice Kit guys belong with Ravi Kapur, Corey Lee, and James Syhabout. The August issue of San Francisco magazine has house food scribe Josh Sens waxing all Dawn of a New Age on the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2010

    The Hidden Dining Room ― Could Benu Spark a New Trend?

    Tamara PalmerCorey Lee and Richard Bloch.​During a special hard-hat tour of Benu, the future SOMA restaurant from former French Laundry chef de cuisine Corey Lee, we learned that Lee has plans to reinvent more than just food. He wants to change the overall dining experience, too. Working with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2010

    Big-Ticket Summer: S.F.'s Pricey New Restaurants

    ​Everyone who writes about food in San Francisco has spent the past year talking about how the city's restaurant scene is downscaling. Evidence: The proliferation of street carts and food trucks, pizza and burgers, and sandwiches of every shade and stripe, not to mention the migration of chefs to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    Three is a Magic Number: S.F. Restaurant Closures in October

    We're no fans of the optimistic predictions that the recession is over. But October saw the fewest closures of San Francisco restaurants in the past six months. And for the ones that did close, new tenants were generally already in line. yuichi.sakuraba/FlickrYou still got roughly two months to get ... More >>

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    May 9, 2007

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