Rumor has it restaurateur Pat Kuleto is opening a foraged-food themed restaurant in Healdsburg.
Foraging — a term for food that is “gathered” from the land — is a hot-commodity among the food-set, though Wine Country chefs have long been familiar with back-door mushroomers and “gifted” produce from neighboring homes with an unexpected abundance of lemons, persimmons or apples.
In Napa, Avia Hawksworth has been employed as the resident forager for Farmstead Restaurant since 2009, gathering a host of local produce for the restaurant. Also recently published was The Wild Table by Connie Green, Thomas Keller’s favorite forager.
“Our yet-to-be-named restaurant will take advantage of the ample sources of natural, organic and foraged food possibilities along California’s pristine North Coast,” said a recent ad looking for staff.
Yet unnamed, it will will be Kuleto’s seventh restaurant. His other restaurants include Boulevard, Jardiniere, Nick’s Cove, Epic Roasthouse and the former Martini House. No word on the opening date, yet.