Keane names new steakhouse

Shimo is a fitting name for the Healdsburg chef's new venture

Shimo Modern Steak is the name of Douglas Keane’s forthcoming Healdsburg steakhouse. According to the Cyrus chef, shimo is a Japanese word referring to “frost” and use it to describe the white marbling in beef, especially the highly prized Wagyu whose fat has an almost snow-like appearance. It’s also particularly appropriate for Keane, who brings an Asian influence to nearly all of his cooking and plans to incorporate some Asian flavors and sauces into the steakhouse menu. The restaurant is anticipated to open winter 2010/11.