Accolades

  • Chef of the Year
    Food & Wine
  • Chef of the Year
    Esquire magazine
  • Alumni of the Year
    Culinary Institute of America
  • Top 10
    Forbes
  • Emmy-Award
    Host of Easy Entertaining with Michael Chiarello (Food Network/Cooking Channel)
  • Michael Chiarello’s Bottega cookbook
    Receives both IACP and James Beard Award nominations.
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in SF
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in Napa/Sonoma

My Restaurants

  • Bottega
    6525 Washington St, A9
    Yountville, CA
  • Coqueta
    Pier 5 - The Embarcadero
    San Francisco, CA

Where I Eat

From My Menu

Chef Jason Stratton reviews Whole Monterey calamari on the plancha at Coqueta
$$$ | Spanish/Portuguese
Embarcadero
"Wow. How can a dish be so rich in flavor yet so light? They nail this preparation. It's tender enough to cut with a spoon, yet crisp around the edges. It's just beautifully caramelized squid with a sauce made from its ink. The dish is simple and perfect. Add a glass of Manzanilla sherry and you have an experience worth hopping on a plane for. Bravo!"
Chef Joanne Weir reviews Sunny side-up egg at Coqueta
$$$ | Spanish/Portuguese
Embarcadero
"The sunny side-up egg at Coqueta is so unique and delicious, and what a beautiful restaurant to enjoy it in! It’s served with shrimp, crispy potatoes, and a chorizo dressing with the egg right in the middle of everything."