The Charter Oak in St Helena, CA (Napa Valley) is family-style restaurant with a fully-functional hearth at the center. The team is led by co-owners Chef Christopher Kostow (three Michelin star chef and award-winning author) and Nathaniel Dorn (James Beard Award winner), as well as Chef Katianna Hong. They focus on serving seasonal food, including grilled meats, vegetables from their farm, local wines and unique cocktails. According to The Charter Oak, the "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."
We love how the team lovingly restored the space, washing and exposing the original brick, featuring giant, iron windows and solid wood doors. They soften it up with warm fabrics and plenty of light with views to the courtyard and terrace seating areas which feature beautiful olive trees.
To see more about The Charter Oak restaurant and Chef Kostow, please see the links below to their respective websites and Instagram accounts.