|Location||San Francisco, CA|
|Chef||Michael Mina (Chef)|
Michael Mina is a one Michelin Star restaurant in the Financial District of San Francisco. In 2006, the restaurant was awarded two stars by the Michelin Guide. It was demoted to one star in 2010, and dropped from the list in 2011. The restaurant has retained it one-star status since 2012. It was also awarded Esquire Magazine's Restaurant of the Year in 2011.
The restaurant focuses on New American with a strong Asian influence -- possibly in part due to its California Cuisine slant. Two menus are featured -- a nine-course Ketto Menu (Japanese for 'dueling'), and a less Asian-influenced a la carte menu. The nine-course Ketto Menu includes dishes offset against one another, along with contrasting wine pairings.
The [Ketto] menu felt decadent, with luxury ingredients on just about every course, and the service was flawless; both were four-star caliber from start to finish.
|Michael Bauer, 2013|