The pride of Healdsburg
Farm-to-table dining has been a part of Sonoma County’s food scene since the 1980s – well before today’s current trend.
In this community, chefs hang out with local farmers and winemakers. They build a camaraderie that connects the land to the kitchen and onto the table.
In Healdsburg, a family’s lifelong dream became a reality in the spring of 2015.
Brothers with a passion for food
Chef Dustin Valette and his brother, Aaron Garzini, opened the doors in their hometown on the same exact property their great-grandfather owned a bakery in the 1930s and 1940s. Food and dining are in their blood.
Dustin, a product of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park New York, trained in Michelin-starred restaurants like San Francisco’s Aqua and Napa Valley’s Bouchon. He also spent time at the Mandarin Oriental Honolulu. Most recently, he was the executive chef at Healdsburg’s Dry Creek Kitchen, a Charlie Palmer restaurant.
Aaron is the front of the house who provides the leadership and service, and the impressive local wine list. He has spent years managing restaurants in San Francisco and the wine country, including John Ash & Co.
Together, the brothers created Valette.
The goal: To provide a canvas for local farmers, winemakers, and artisans to showcase their crafts.
And, they do it artfully with passion and dedication in a warm, authentic setting.
The restaurant is rustic, yet upscale, yet casual. In contrast, the California cuisine plating and tastes are innovative, artful, refined, and world-class.
Come hungry and order Chef Valette’s “Trust Me” tasting menu. For $15 per course with a minimum of four courses, you are treated to the best of the season’s local products, and the best of the chef.
All the charms, personalities, and pride of Healdsburg culminate and sing together in this one epic meal.
344 Center Street, Healdsburg
Monday to Thursday, 5:30pm to 9:30pm
Friday to Sunday, 11:30am to 2:30pm and 5:30pm to 9:30pm
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