I am beyond thrilled to share with you that The Matheson Healdsburg is opening this Summer! Currently, it’s slated to open in June, but stay tuned as we know Restaurant opening timing can be fluid.
For those that aren’t familiar, this will be a tri-level restaurant that reflects the spirit of Healdsburg. My friend, the fabulous Chef Dustin Valette and partner Craig Ramsey (Healdsburg resident and vintner, founder of Vlocity cloud computing), will unveil a stunning historic, preserved building, redesigned by noted architect Cass Calder Smith of San Francisco and New York. The Matheson honors Dustin’s great-grandfather who had a bakery in the Matheson site in the 1930s.
Continue reading below to learn more about what to expect from this future hotspot destination, The Matheson and get to know the culinary leader & Co-Owner Dustin Valette below.
Chef Dustin Valette
I have been so fortunate to get to know Chef Dustin Valette over the past years. As you are probably aware, Chef Dustin has had tremendous success with Valette Restaurant and Valette Wines producing Chardonnay, Pinot Noir made by the acclaimed Bob Cabral and Cabernet by Jesse Katz of Aperture Cellars. Read more about Aperture Cellars here. I have shared lots about Dustin and these amazing brands over the years so am beyond excited for his newest project, The Matheson.
Read about my visit to Valette Healdsburg, an Incredible Gem to Experience here.
With the success from Valette Wines and Valette Restaurant, Dustin Valette sought for new ideas and another purpose. Through local sourcing, philanthropy, and an engaged local customer base, Chef Dustin saw the need to give other makers’ and growers’ stories a louder voice.
Speaking of local growers and purveyors, Watch Chef Dustin’s Clover Cooking Demo here.
Valette Wines are absolutely delicious and they have something for everyone. I’ve recently tried their Rosé of Pinot Noir that I loved, read more on the Best Rosé Wines of Pinot Noir I Adore on my blog here.
The Matheson Healdsburg
It is so exciting that Sonoma County will be getting this great addition to the culinary world. As you know the Culinary scene in Healdsburg is incredible with hot spots such as Singlethread Farm Restaurant, Valette & more. Check out my Healdsburg Dining Guide to see the Best Healdsburg Restaurants here.
The restaurant will feature a craft cocktail bar, sushi bar by Ken Tominaga (of Hana Sonoma and PABU SF), wine wall, private dining room, outdoor patio, mezzanine dining loft, rooftop cocktail bar, and a garden lounge with views of the Plaza.
Here’s a look as to what you can expect from their rooftop garden.
The cuisine will be centered on the seafood flavors with a mixture of the coastal and regional aspects of Sonoma.
There will be depth in every dish just as Dustin Valette has always done with his cooking. I was able to learn firsthand from his amazing talents cooking with him. Check out my blog post on My Cooking Demo with Dustin Valette and his Delicious Macaroni and Cheese.
Just look at how delicious this seafood looks.
As mentioned, there will also be a wine wall featuring 88 wines on taps, cocktails, elixirs, and beers. Sommelier, Jon McCarthy has created the wine list to share Sonoma’s genius of winemaking. Who doesn’t want a delicious meal with a fantastic glass of wine?
Below you can take a look at a teaser of Chef Dustin making one of the meals you will find on the menu at The Matheson….
Everything is made from scratch and locally grown at this new Healdsburg gem.
I can’t wait to try The Matheson Healdsburg, I have a feeling its going to be one my new favorites. Be sure to make a reservation online to secure your spot and tag me @thejetsettingfashionista if you take a visit!
Photos courtesy of The Matheson by Michael Woo Photography