Husband and wife chefs Patrick and Casey Van Voorhis will be taking over the kitchen at Healdsburg’s popular Spoonbar.
The couple were tapped in January 2016 as co-executive chefs of the restaurant inside the swanky H2Hotel ( 219 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg). They’ll replace Louis Maldonado, the restaurant’s opening chef, who is rumored to be the new executive chef for Mugnaini. The wood-fired oven company recently opened a Healdsburg headquarters.
The Van Voorhis have both had extensive experience in haute SF restaurants including the Michelin-starred Acquerello, Quince, it’s sister restaurant, Cotagna, as well as Yountville’s Bouchon.
The new Spoonbar menu is still in development, but early dishes are slated to include Roasted Knoll Carrots with prosciutto, toasted walnuts and brown butter egg yolk, Rye Gnocchi with caramelized cabbage, and pumpkin seeds and Buttermilk Fried Quail with ragusa squash, charred onion and purple cabbage.
More details to come.
7 thoughts on “Chef Couple Taking Over Healdsburg’s Popular Spoonbar Restaurant”
Who eats dinner there? Unless you’re a hotel guest the restaurant is less inviting than a college dining hall. Big prices for a concrete floor and plastic chairs in a big drafty room.
Love the bar though. On a Summer day when they open up the wall, it’s worth waiting 5-10 minutes for a cocktail with 10 or more ingredients.
Seriously? This story highlights a talented couple hailing from Acquerello, Quince & Bouchon and you are worried about gluten free, vegan & chicken wings? Geez, why don’t you stick with the Healdsburg Bar & Grill?
Gluten free food, please!!!
It would be nice if you would offer a few vegan options on your menu.
I can’t count the number of times I’ve been in there, wishing I could have wings delivered to my table from La Pizza, instead of the overly fussy/fancy menu items they offered.
You know that wings were always on the Snacks menu, right?
And they were amazing wings!