Chef Michael Chiarello entertains at Pebble Beach Food & Wine
Chef Michael Chiarello entertains at Pebble Beach Food & Wine. Photo: Clinton Stark

Now that Michael Chiarello has conquered Napa (with the extremely popular Bottega), the star chef has now set his sights on San Francisco, with plans to open a Spanish restaurant.

According to the SF Chronicle, Chiarello has signed a lease for a space along the Embarcadero on Pier 5, joining esteemed neighbors in La Mar and Hard Water, Charles Phan’s upcoming New Orleans-style restaurant.

From the piece by Chron’s Paolo Lucchesi: “And like the Slanted Door and La Mar nearby, Chiarello wants his place to incorporate that casual, social aspect of eating — a drop-in vibe where you can stop in for three or four small plates at the bar without making a big commitment for a sit-down dinner. Like the tapas bars of Spain.”

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In addition to his entrepreneurial endeavors, Chiarello hosts cooking shows and operates retailer NapaStyle.

Chiarello plans to open the restaurant in Spring 2013.

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