Leslie Peng at The Slanted Door

Bio

Chef Peng is a Northern California native who grew up in Davis amongst the beautiful backdrop of farmlands. She moved to the Bay Area to attend university, and fell in love with the wide diversity of new cuisines she tasted in Berkeley. She began working as a prep cook, determined to become a part of the fascinating world of restaurant, and gradually progressed through the cooking ranks. In the spring of 2014, she returned to San Francisco, joining the Slanted Door family, as their Executive Pastry Chef. In 2017, after showcasing her creative talents in the running the Pastry Department, she was promoted to Chef de Cuisine.

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Chef Ken Frank reviews Daikon cakes at The Slanted Door
$$$ | Asian
Embarcadero
"When I go into the city for wine tasting events with my sommelier team, we take the ferry (the truly civilized way to do this) and snag an early lunch table at The Slanted Door. While I always find some new tasty treats, it’s the simple stuff they do—like these chewy, umami-infused daikon cakes—that get me Jonesin' every time."
Chef Daniel Patterson reviews Green papaya salad at The Slanted Door
$$$ | Asian
Embarcadero
"I love everything at The Slanted Door, from the great cocktails and imaginative wine list to the balanced and tasty food. However, I always order the green papaya salad. It's like an old friend that never disappoints."