Martin Yan opening a restaurant in Santa Rosa?

Rumors that TV Chef Martin Yan may be opening a restaurant in Santa Rosa

Artists rendering of the Graton Resort and Casino in Rohnert Park
Artists rendering of the Graton Resort and Casino in Rohnert Park

UPDATE 3/22/13

Wine Country is still abuzz at the news that M.Y. China’s Martin Yan has filed for a business license in Sonoma County. Though company spokesfolks aren’t confirming the news, rumors abound that Yan is looking at the forthcoming Graton Resort & Casino as a possibility.

Under construction in Rohnert Park, the upscale casino is promising four fine dining establishments and locals in the know say the offerings should be pretty impressive and have confirmed that the casino was in talks with Yan and a number of other high-profile restaurateurs. With plans for more than just gambling, including headlining concerts and events, and additional nine quick-serve eateries and close proximity to the new Green Music Center at Sonoma State (host to both classical and contemporary live music), it’s no wonder Yan and others may be eager to head north.

Yan Can Wine Country?

Rumor has it Martin Yan may be pondering a move north. After opening M.Y. China in San Francisco’s Westfield Centre last December to solid reviews, the buzz around Santa Rosa is that he’s looking for a second location in Wine Country.

Chris Smith says Yan has filed for a ficticious business name in Sonoma County in reporting the story.

Fueling the fire: Hints on Yan’s Facebook page that something big is in the works and a picture of Santa Rosa’s own cheflebrity Guy Fieri pulling noodles at the restaurant yesterday.

A collaboration in the works?