Opened in 2016, he 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."
Take a look at the work they put into their kitchen, which sits behind the hearth at the restaurant. We love seeing the action behind the scenes. Here's to many, many years of success, Charter Oak team!
To see more about The Charter Oak restaurant and Chef Kostow, please see the links below to their respective websites and Instagram accounts.
NB: "After" photo credit to Kelly Puleio (see last link below).