Rajat Parr

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2013

    The Company Bar & Kitchen Aims To Be a Triple Threat

    The Company Bar & Kitchen is currently being built at 133 Steuart Street, in the space that formerly housed Shanghai 1930 restaurant. The project is the latest in the Mina Group collection and is led by longtime Mina group star sommelier Rajat Parr. AK Design Network from Los Angeles is transforming ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2012

    Josiah Baldivino, Lead Sommelier of Michael Mina, Dishes About Wine

    ​SFoodie's Ben Narasin sat down with Josiah Baldivino, Lead Sommelier of Michael Mina, to talk about wine. You moved here from NYC, so what differences do you see between how people order wine on the left coast versus the right? People order a lot more local things out here, and they're quick to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    In Pursuit of Balance: Celebrate the California Wines That Get Amount of Alcohol Right

    ​At most gathering of wine-folk, talk eventually turns to the topic of high-alcohol wines. Personally, I'm not too opinionated on the matter just so long as the alcohol is in balance as an element of the wine. But that balance is harder to achieve as the alcohol content climbs higher. If a fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2012

    La Paulée: Try Great Burgundy on a Budget -- or Drop Four Grand on It

    ​Wether you have $4,000 or $95 to spend on your Burgundy education, La Paulée has an option for you. You probably can't go further toward an extreme Burgundy education and experience than through a ticket ($4,000) to La Paulée de San Francisco's Legends Dinner at the Napa Valley Reserve. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2011

    Who's Got a Beard (Award)?

    ​Friday night was the first of the James Beard Foundation's two national awards galas this year. This one celebrated the media, with awards given out for television shows, print and online journalism, and cookbooks. There were upsets (Jonathan Gold only took home one one of the three awards he was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2011

    Once Exclusive, RN74's Burger Is Now a Door Buster

    RN74RN74's burger promo starts Jan. 17.​How things change. In late 2009, Michael Mina and Rajat Parr's RN74 was still national-media feature material, after opening in the spring. News leaked of a fabulously recherché burger, available only in RN74's owners' lounge, reserved for the Eloi who ... 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

    April 5, 2010

    RN74 Spinning Off a Seattle Branch

    ​It has been a good month for RN74, Michael Mina and Rajat Parr's wine bar and oenophilia-oriented restaurant, where even the chef is a winemaker. A few weeks ago, RN74 made it to the finals of the James Beard Awards in the Best New Restaurant category. And now it's having a baby. Er, cloning its ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2009

    Doggy Bag: Today's Odds and Ends

    ​Our favorite morsel from the food blogs. Pressing question: Believe us, we know the sucky reality of a career in journo, when the walls are everywhere collapsing like a playhouse fashioned out of newspaper. And we don't wish extinction on anyone -- honest. But today, Michael Bauer's Between ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2009

    Our Picks for the Four Hottest Tickets at This Weekend's SF Chefs.Food.Wine. Fest

    ​This weekend's first-ever SF Chefs.Food.Wine culinary festival is a chance to get up close and personal with local food and wine talent through tastings, classes, and even a cocktail contest. The cost might make you balk (ticketed events are $40 and up, day passes $150), but keep in mind that ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 10, 2009
  • Blogs

    May 20, 2009

    Forget the Pricing Kerfuffle, RN74's Wines are Worth Singing--Or Even Tweeting--About via FlickerThe Last Bottle Board: Any high rollers in the house?RN74 is a restaurant that makes you feel like starting from the wine list and working backwards to the menu. The food -- though not remotely Burgundian as the name (a highway that runs through the region) would imply -- is l ... More >>

  • Best of San Francisco

    May 15, 2002

    Best Restaurant

    Fifth Floor

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