Dominique Crenn

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2013

    Chef Daniel Boulud on Where He Plans to Go During Next Week's S.F. Book Tour

    World-renowned French chef Daniel Boulud first visited our fair city in 1981 and by all accounts was a fan (more on that soon). Now he oversees an empire of restaurants in New York, Miami, Palm Beach, London, Toronto, Montreal, Beijing, and Singapore, though is based mainly in New York. Chef Boulud ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    Shots Fired: Five Restaurant Websites That Make Us Feel Violent

    SFoodie has previously fired warning shots to restaurants to get their act together when it comes to making a website. But it seems the industry hasn't listened, and now it's time to name names. These five restaurants may have perfectly adequate or even good food, but you'd never know it by the firs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2012

    Top Five Local Chefs to Follow on Instagram

    The photo-sharing social network Instagram has just widened its addicting potential by making member profiles visible on the Internet instead of only via mobile apps. This means that we can enjoy widescreen food porn from some of San Francisco's leading tech-savvy chefs. These are the top five who c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2012

    Omnivore World Tour Kicks Off Tomorrow

    This weekend, for the very first time, the Omnivore World Tour will be pit-stopping in San Francisco. The program includes a slew of classes, cooking demos, and a mighty glamorous lineup of chef collaborations and dinners. The festival is a traveling showcase of the culinary world's young and innova ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 9, 2011
  • Blogs

    August 10, 2011

    Fifth Floor: Keeping the Hotel Restaurant Fresh

     Kimberly SandieFifth Floor's pork shoulder (left) and pork belly with peaches, bourbon foam, and, well, a whole lot of stuff.​Most of the news about hotel restaurants in San Francisco these days isn't gushy. The Ritz-Carlton is reformulating its high-end restaurant, Michael Mina moved his fl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    It's All About Films and TV: Movies and Beer, Tartine's Video, and the BBC

    The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. What's better than popcorn and a movie? When there's also beer! Mission Mission shares the latest movie theater to follow the trend of serving alcohol alongside all the latest flicks is the Roxie Theater ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    Tomorrow: Free Cooking Class From Dominique Crenn

    Kimberly SandieAn example of Dominique Crenn's "poetic culinaria."​Dominique Crenn at Macy's Where: Macy's Union Square, 170 O'Farrell (at Powell), 397-3333 When: Sat., June 25, 2 p.m. Cost: Free The rundown: Dominique Crenn is the popular kid who managed to be friends with everybody with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    What to Do This Weekend, June 24-26

    Flickr/davefayramPizzaHacker fires it up.​Craving more? Scroll through additional listings here. Fri., June 24 Speakeasy Brewery Punk Rock Pizza Party Speakeasy Ales and Lagers, 1195 Evans (at Keith), 4-10 p.m. Three punk bands will get you thrashing from 7 p.m. on, PizzaHacker will be slingi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    Crapping Your Pants for Art: Bompas and Parr's 'Dirt Banquet'

    stevecadman/FlickrLondon's Crossness sewage-pumping station, site of the April 2 event.​Jonathan Kauffman's recent review of Atelier Crenn, a restaurant shaped by chef Dominique Crenn's notion of "poetic culinaria," brought up again the question of food as art. Is the aim of a restaurant meal ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 23, 2011
  • Blogs

    March 23, 2011

    Atelier Crenn Makes Artful Food

    Kimberly SandieAtelier Crenn's jardin d'hiver: one of its best realized dishes.​ This week's review is of Atelier Crenn, ex-Luce chef Dominique Crenn's small, personal restaurant in Cow Hollow. It is a restaurant that perplexes as much as it enchants. Where a thousand chefs call their food "local ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2011

    'I'm Always Writing the Menu as a Poem': An Interview with Dominique Crenn

    ​Dominique Crenn was born in France but has been working in American restaurants for nigh on two decades. As I was finishing up this week's review of Atelier Crenn, I talked to Crenn about her experience opening a restaurant in Indonesia, the farm she works with, and the meaning of the restaurant' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2011

    Ladies' Food, No-Meat Mondays, Favorite Central American Restaurants

    Jamesbeard.orgDominique Crenn.​1. The myth of the humble lady chef. The Toronto Globe & Mail has a feature today on a perennial question: Why aren't there more female chefs in high-end cuisine? As the article points out, the question is even more puzzling now that half of cooking-school stud ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    January 2011 Openings and Closures

    John BirdsallSee JapaCurry.​Remember when January was the sleepiest month, the month that Christmas sweater with leather elbow patches was still in limbo in its box by the front door, as you took weeks to decide whether you'd keep it? The month when you slowly got back up to speed at work, cat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    Corn ― It's What's for Dessert

    Tamara PalmerLuce chef Dominique Crenn's foie gras with corn textures.​It's summer, so what do you expect to see in desserts? Strawberries, stone fruit, and ... corn?!? We've spotted the nubbly veggie as a key ingredient in several high-end desserts this season and found it can either be a ref ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2010

    Traci Des Jardins Lines Up Epic Talent for Taste of the Nation Benefit

    JardiniereTraci Des Jardins.​Traci Des Jardins is San Francisco's honorary chair of Share Our Strength, a nonprofit with the motto "no kid hungry," and she's pulled together an impressive selection of culinary talents for Thursday's Taste of the Nation benefit. More than 40 chefs and restauran ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2010

    Scenes from Last Night's Dine About Town Kickoff Party

    M. LaddFish & Farm's Ben Sebastien (left) and Chad Newton.​Yes, there was pig belly, but you had to wait for that one-ounce wine pour. Less than half an hour into last night's sold-out Dine About Town launch party under the Westfield San Francisco Centre dome, the lines for wine were 18 to 20 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2009

    Women Chefs Team Up for Wednesday's Tuscan Dinner at Luce

    dominiquecrenn.comCrenn: Working the dining room.​On Wednesday, two Michelin-starred chefs are teaming up for a six-course Tuscan dinner at Luce in the InterContinental Hotel (888 Howard at Fifth St.). Luce chef Dominique Crenn is collaborating with Donatella Zampoli, exec chef for the wine es ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2009

    Nate Appleman Is a Dick, But We're Sorry to See Him Bounced from The Next Iron Chef

    Skanky Indian food did him in, even when douchey antics didn't.​If anyone who cares doesn't know by now, former pizzaiolo laureate of San Francisco Nate Appleman will not be the next Iron Chef, following Luce chef Dominique Crenn who ended up on the chopping block last week. To be fair, he was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2009

    Good Karma Alert: Meals for Change Launches at the Ferry Building Tonight

    Life Begins @ 30Job trainees in the Meals for Change kitchen.​Nibbles, film, discussion, and a good cause: Sounds like a recipe for an interesting evening. Got any plans for tonight? Meals for Change is a nonprofit, food-based social enterprise kitchen that seeks to boost Bay Area Community S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2009

    2009 Growers Dinners at Jack Falstaff

    Executive Chef Jonnatan Leiva of Jack Falstaff (398 2nd St.) has planned a whole new set of "Growers Dinners" for 2009 in order to bring diners closer to where their food comes from and the people that are responsible for it, from the farmers to the chefs. We spoke with the affable Leiva back in N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2009

    Macy's Hosts Two S.F. Battle of the Chefs

    The third annual Battle of the Chefs begins tomorrow night (Wednesday, February 11) at the Cellar in Macy's Union Square (170 O'Farrell) with a culinary showdown between executive chefs Hoss Zaré (Zaré at Fly Trap) and Jonnatan Leiva (Jack Falstaff) and continues on Wednesday, March 4, when Jen ... More >>

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