The Fabulous Glen Ellen Star Restaurant

Ever since I moved to San Francisco, I’ve heard nothing but聽glowing reviews of Glen Ellen Star Restaurant. When The Glen Ellen Star team invited me to join them for dinner, I was over the moon! Follow along to see The Fabulous Glen Ellen Star Restaurant.

Glen Ellen Star Restaurant

Besides knowing the聽rave reviews, I did not realize it was owned by a husband and wife team. I love to hear romantic success stories as well as support local small businesses. The restaurant is owned and operated by Executive Chef Ari Weiswasser and his wife, Erinn Benziger-Weiswasser. It was their mission to “create an inviting, neighborhood-friendly restaurant that consistently exceeds expectations.” 聽With Chef Ari’s background working at New York restaurants including Daniel, Picholine, and Paul Liebrandt鈥檚 Corton, and聽The French Laundry he possessives extensive experience in well-known restaurants which he shares with guests at The Glen Ellen Star. 13648 Arnold Dr, Glen Ellen, CA 95442.聽707-343-1384.

Interior of Glen Ellen Star

The Glen Ellen Star is a cozy 24 seat restaurant, plus 8 seats at the chefs counter with views of the chef & kitchen from every seat. It’s the type of place where you truly feel at home as if everyone knows your name. You must check out the Glen Ellen Star Restaurant Sonoma!

Glen Ellen Star Exterior

Chef Ari

Executive Chef Ari Weiswasser and his wife Erinn Benziger-Weiswasser.

Delicious Dinner

We were welcomed with a gorgeous seafood platter.聽What聽a yummy way to kick off our meal. The presentation alone was fabulous, not to mention the tasty bites and light rose pairing. Perfection!

Delicious Garlic Pea Soup

We progressed to a Spring Pea Soup with Ricotta Gnudi and a Kale Salad with Vadouvan Wanuts, Strawberries and a Spicy Peanut Dressing. Chef Ari and his sous chefs are picking ingredients daily or sourcing from聽local purveyors.聽聽With this we enjoyed a Benziger Family 2014 Dry Creek Sauvignon Blanc. Being a lover of white wines, I really enjoyed this Sauvignon Blanc with it鈥檚 flavorful crisp taste pairing nicely聽with the soup and salad. I felt quite spoiled that with each food course we were able to enjoy a specific wine pairing. There was clearly a lot of thought and love put into this menu which says a lot about Chef Ari and Erinn.

How often are you able to talk to the Chef, hear his thoughts on the menu and really get to know the personality behind the amazing restaurant you’re experiencing. What a memorable experience!

The Glen Ellen Star

The wood oven which is where the聽pizzas, whole roasted fish and vegetable side dishes are cooked聽

Header-4Some of the amazing veggies on the menu from the wood burning oven.

cacio a pepe pasta

pizza at Glen Ellen star restaurant

br没l茅ed bellwether farms fromage blanc cheesecake

Br没l茅ed bellwether farms fromage blanc cheesecake, serres ranch blueberry preserves.

Chef Ari welcoming us and spending the time chatting illustrates how聽intimate聽the restaurant is and what they stand for.聽I hope you’re lucky enough to experience this local gem. I promise you’ll be dying to return once you do.
Our goodbye surprise…聽I could not have been聽more excited to add a Glen Ellen Star KOOZIE to my collection!

The Glen Ellen StarThe amazing pizza surprise we each received as we left the restaurant. As if the meal wasn’t聽fabulous enough聽I was going to have Glen Ellen Star聽pizza聽to enjoy as a souvenir. This may be the most聽memorable聽roodie I’ve ever had!

The Glen Ellen StarThe gorgeous聽pizza聽which I enjoyed as a bed time snack and of course for breakfast the next day.

The Glen Ellen StarA聽huge聽thank you to Chef Ari and his team for a聽FABULOUS聽meal and wonderful experience. Looking forward to returning soon!

Select Photo Courtesy of The Glen Ellen Star聽Restaurant.

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