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Dining Destination: Cyrus

Wed Nov 22, 2006

Spend $300 on dinner for two? My mother would never approve. And while right now my budget doesn’t either, splurging on a meal that’s an event in itself is the kind of foodie indulgence we should all enjoy once in awhile. Top on my list of “dining destinations” is Cyrus, the year-old, San Francisco Chronicle four-star restaurant located on the bottom floor of the elegant Le Mars Hotel in downtown Healdsburg, California. Lauded in the new San Francisco Bay Area and Wine Country Michelin Guide (two stars), named one of the top 50 restaurants in America by Gourmet and led by Douglas Keane, one of Food+Wine‘s best new chefs, Cyrus has prominent epicures intoxicated. Well-publicized accolades aside, two excellent dining experiences at Market (Douglas Keane and partner Nick Peyton’s first restaurant in Saint Helena), a couple of first-person accounts and the mouthwatering menu descriptions on Cyrus’s website had me giddy and hungry. So, last month I scrounged my pennies together and whet my appetite at the bar, where menu items can be purchased à la carte. Continue reading

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