The Restaurant at Meadowood– storyteller
Chef Christopher Kostow is a person who sometimes likes to be just an ordinary guy, but who is far from it. His extraordinary talent as one of the best chefs in the world just gets more and more obvious for every year that passes. The Chef communicates directly to your mind and well-being via his amazing cuisine. The food at Meadowood is not just a bunch of ingredients on a plate, it is something wonderful which clearly tells you a story of passion and dreams.
Chef Kostow has an accuracy most others just can dream of. He manages to nail every single flavour perfect and every single ingredient is perfectly matched and composed into the ultimate culinary symphony. Who could ever believe that a journey and a story do not need a single word to be experienced or told, it is enough to just have a tasting menu at The Restaurant at Meadowood and you will have an experience to never forget.
Christopher Kostow started his culinary career early at the age of 14, but to become a chef has not always been the obvious career choice. Kostow has a philosophy degree from Hamilton College in Central New York, but he headed off to France after graduating, for a deeper understanding of gastronomy. His cooking today at Meadowood clearly shows his respect and understanding for the best French chefs since most of his techniques are coming from France. Today he offers a perfect combination of the best from California and France. It was the Chef Patron of Eleven Madison Park in New York, Daniel Humm, who taught Kostow to understand the importance of pure ingredients and also gave him new and inspiring views on cooking while Humm was the Chef at Campton Place Restaurant in San Francisco.
There are 44 seats in the warm dining room with views of nearby vineyards. You can also choose to sit inside the kitchen and have a Chef’s Counter Experience with a more extensive menu which can be ordered in the dining room as well. Director Nathaniel P. Dorn makes an outstanding job in the dining room and Wine Director Michael Ireland really understands Chef Kostow’s cuisine for perfect pairings.
The whole team at The Restaurant at Meadowood, together, creates what is a truly amazing restaurant. There are not enough superlatives to try to explain the talent and skills of Chef Kostow, but he and his team represent one of the most ultimate restaurants in the world.
The Restaurant at Meadowood scored 90 points of 100 points in our rating system. View our Top 60 of the world. Back to the reviews.
Published: April 26, 2012
The Restaurant at Meadowood
900 Meadowood Lane
Saint Helena, California 94574
Phone: +1 707 967 1205