Petite Syrah names new chef

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

Former Mirepoix Chef Ben Davies has been named Chef de Cuisine at Petite Syrah after the recent departure of Jamil Peden. Davies is a local hot shot toque who’s resume includes not only the 1-star Michelin Mirepoix but the three-starred Meadowood and one-starred Murray Circle.

So the big question is does Exec Chef and owner Josh Silvers see stars in his future? “Of course we would love to get one, but our emphasis is on having a great restaurant  that is always going to be approachable. We want this to be a restaurant that people can keep coming to a few times a week for a glass of wine and a nibble or a five-course meal,” said Silvers who is understandably wary of the “Michelin Curse” as well as its potential blessings.

Meanwhile, he and Davies are more interested in perfecting the custardy 63-degree egg, one of several new dishes on the menu.

Petite Syrah, 205 5th St. Santa Rosa, 568-4002

Author: biteclub

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  1. CONGRATULATIONS BEN and congratulations to Josh for making a great choice- AWESOME DECISION! As a big fan of Chef Davies I am looking forward to help support both he and Josh in their new endeavor together. I have continued to follow Chef Ben Davies ever since he sooooo completely blew my mind with a deconstructed Caesar Salad and then just continued to elevate my taste buds to a whole new level with each course that was served throughout our dining experience. A BIG WELCOME and CONGRATS BEN!

  2. Congratulations to Ben and also to Petite Syrah for recognizing a gem when they see it! Can’t wait to dine there…..

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