Virtuoso Life - November/December 2017 - 92
MICHAEL MINA WANTS US TO SHARE
Mina oversees an empire of more than 30
fine-dining and casual establishments
across the U.S., including his eponymous Michelin-starred restaurants
in San Francisco and Las Vegas, and
has been recognized by the James
Beard Foundation numerous times.
What food trend are you excited about?
Stripsteak Waikiki and (right)
a root beer float at Bourbon
Steak in Washington, D.C.
I love family-style dining; I'm glad to see so
many restaurants encouraging diners to share,
and to see so many people being open to sharing
their food. It's how I grew up dining, with a lot
of food and my family gathered around the table
How do you bring family-style dining into your
restaurants? Many of our restaurants are fine
dining, but there are places where you can share
food with your friends. Stripsteak [Las Vegas,
Miami, Waikiki] is a great example. I enjoy
V I RT U O S O L I F E
m Anne-Sophie Pic
starting with a raw platter - some sashimi and
sushi - then ordering different cuts of steaks for
the table. It's also fun to see this style of dining
crossing into different cuisine types.
Other favorite places to eat family-style? Go
to R&G Lounge in San Francisco and order the
Peking duck and salt-and-pepper crab for the
table. You can't go wrong. Santina in New York
City is great too. The different starters served
with chickpea pancakes are a great way to kick off
PULL UP A CHAIR: Mina's Margeaux Brasserie and Petit Margeaux patisserie both recently
opened inside the Waldorf Astoria Chicago on the
city's Gold Coast and feature classic French fare
and decadent pastries and sweets, respectively.
At the Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC, his
Bourbon Steak showcases American and Japanese
beef cooked over a wood-fired grill.
m Wolfgang Puck
Cut at 45 Park Lane, 45 Park Lane, London, and Cut by Wolfgang Puck, Four
Seasons Hotel New York Downtown
m Eric Ripert
Blue by Eric Ripert
The Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman