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70 NOVEMBER 2017 MARIN
Valenti & Co
337 San Anselmo Ave, San Anselmo, CA
(415) 454-7800, valentico.com
Where do you draw your inspiration from? The commitment to use the amazing Marin County products.
What is your goal? To be the best without being the beast. I approach food very seriously but take myself lightheartedly. My wife Maria and
daughter Bianca are the same way, so we work well together.
What would your alternate career choice have been? Orchestra conductor, but got rejected from the Milan Conservatory of Music.
Turns out a chef is a kitchen conductor
What challenges you as a chef? The hours. Not enough of them; everyday it’s a relentless rush to opening time.
What is your favorite off-the-wall ingredient? Garrum, a fermented anchovy sauce. It’s like a seafood’s soy sauce, so stop making faces.
152 Shoreline Hwy, Mill Valley, CA
ETHAN WINSBY & MATTHEW CALKINS
Chef and General Manager
Frantoio Ristorante offers local, organic, non-gmo Italian cuisine and handcrafted libations
in their family-owned restaurant which
opened in 1995. Executive Chef Ethan Winsby
lends a modern touch to classic Italian dishes,
while General Manager Matthew Calkins is
committed to your personal service. Frantoio
Ristorante also features an extensive wine list, a
robust happy hour and two private dining areas
as well as outdoor patio seating. “Cent’anni”.