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Christopher Kostow

Napa Valley, CA

Restaurants

The Restaurant at Meadowood

Girl and the Goat

Napa Valley, CA

 

Operated by Chef Christopher Kostow for over a decade, the three-Michelin starred The Restaurant at Meadowood is a modern American restaurant meant to speak to and positively impact the Napa Valley – garnering relationships with artisans, growers, foragers and other members of the Valley. With daily inspiration and product coming from their 3.5 acre farm, Chef Kostow creates a luxury dining experience, both approachable and dynamic. The Restaurant team are caretakers of this collective Napa Valley vision, and share it nightly with their guests in a celebratory and personal manner.
 

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The Charter Oak

Girl and the Goat

Napa Valley, CA

 



The Charter Oak is a restaurant in the heart of the Napa Valley by Chef Christopher Kostow of the Michelin three-starred The Restaurant at Meadowood. The Charter Oak is centered on a celebratory, family-style dining experience, with simple, approachable, and seasonal food – grilled meats, beautiful vegetables from their farm, local wines and unparalleled cocktails. Their menu reflects the products of the Napa Valley through an elemental cooking style, with a hearth at its center, and by highlighting one or two ingredients at a time.
 

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Chef's Story

Christopher Kostow is the  critically acclaimed chef of The Restaurant at Meadowood in St. Helena, California and the third youngest chef to ever receive three Michelin stars. Kostow draws upon his own American upbringing and the singular beauty and bounty of the Napa Valley to cook food that is thoughtful, personal, and in concert with his community and collaborators.

 

Christopher, a Chicago native, graduated from Hamilton College with a degree in philosophy before moving to the kitchen. He has cooked with celebrated chefs such as Trey Foshee
of Georges at the Cove in San Diego, Campton Place in San Francisco with Daniel Humm and Le Jardin des Sens in Montepellier, France. After earning two Michelin stars at Chez TJ in Mountain View, Kostow arrived at The Restaurant at Meadowood in 2008. He has since been chosen as one of Food & Wine Magazine’s Best New Chefs of 2009 and holds an award from the James Beard Foundation for Best Chef: Pacific in 2013.

 

Ten Speed Press published Christopher’s debut book, A New Napa Cuisine, in October of 2014. In March of 2015, his work was awarded “Book of the Year” by the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP).

 

Kostow opened a casual restaurant, The Charter Oak, in late spring of 2017. Located in the heart of the Napa Valley, The Charter Oak is centered on a celebratory, family-style dining experience, using simple, approachable and seasonal food. The menu reflects the products of the place through an elemental cooking style with a hearth at its center and by highlighting one or two ingredients at a time. 

 

In August of 2019, Kostow opened his first international project in mainland China, Ensue. The restaurant blends California farm-to-table culture and techniques with Cantonese tastes and ingredients. 

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