Chef Dominique Crenn
2* Michelin Restaurant
Best Female Chef of 2016 in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants
Visited: December 12th, 2015 – Dinner Service
A beautiful poem has the power to invoke feelings, emotions, and memories. The experience at Atelier Crenn is like a beautiful poem. Chef Dominique Crenn’s tasting menu, “Poetic Culinaria”, is based from her personal feelings, emotions, and memories that transcends into her beautiful food, her masterpieces.
Atelier Crenn holds a special place in our hearts. The husband and I celebrated our 3rd Wedding Anniversary in this beautiful restaurant. Located in San Francisco California, Chef Dominque Crenn was the first female chef in the USA to receive a 2* Michelin rating for her restaurant. Our experience, from the service to the quality of food was impeccable, placing this restaurant in the top three best dinners of our lives.
Each line in the poem corresponded to a dish course, an approach that we found to be creative and elegant. It also gave the whole dining experience the element of surprise as we left everything to the hands of the fabulous Chef.
Right before our dessert, Chef Dominique Crenn went to every table to say hello to each and every guest in her restaurant. When she stopped at our table, I politely introduced my husband and myself, and started raving about the food and our beautiful experience thus far. Luckily, I brought my copy of Chef Crenn’s book, “Atelier Crenn Metamorphosis of Taste” in which brought a smile to Chef Crenn’s face as she signed my copy of her book.
Chef Dominique Crenn also took us on a personal tour of her restaurant and kitchen.
Chef Dominique Crenn used her ingenuity and grace to tell a beautiful story of her emotions, dreams, and memories through her food. The journey through the tasting menu was a clear window to the Chef’s soul, a testament to her passion, love and identity.
Meeting Chef Dominique and having a moment with her was an unforgettable experience as we both connected by our love for food. Her journey as a Chef was evident by every dish of the most elegant, tasteful and beautiful tasting menu I have ever experienced.
The level of service at this restaurant was superb. The staff made us feel extra special as everyone who approached our table, including Chef Dominique Crenn , greeted us for our wedding anniversary.
If you ever find yourself in San Francisco, a dinner at Atelier Crenn is highly recommended.
3127 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA