Jamil Peden has taken over as chef of the Applewood Inn in  Guerneville

Jamil Peden has taken over as chef of the Applewood Inn in Guerneville

It’s been a while since I’ve made a visit up to the Applewood Inn in Guerneville. Having lost both its Michelin-starred chef, Bruce Frieseke in 2011, and its Michelin star in 2012, there didn’t seem to be a ton of reason to make the trek, despite other talented toques making brief appearances at the bed and breakfast.

But this week, local chef Jamil Peden has taken over the mantle. Peden, most recently of Woodfour Brewing, and before that, doing stints at Scopa and Petite Syrah, among others. He’s already making changes to the menu, and we’ll be eager to see if he can bring some star-power back to G-