Joshua Skenes, the chef of San Francisco's Saison will be cooking a collaborative dinner with Matthew Lightner at Atera on November 18. Saison, which serves a many-coursed tasting meal similar to the ones found at Atera, has earned two Michelin stars plus the number two spot on Bon Appetit's list of Best New Restaurants, but has also garnered quite a bit of attention for its high prices. At $278 a head, it's one of the most expensive restaurants in the country, and a good $85 more than Atera's $195 meal. But reviewers mostly agree that the price is worth it.
The collaboration comes on the heels of a similar one held at Saison earlier this month. Skenes will be cooking some Saison classics like abalone roasted over embers and pine mushrooms grilled over shrubs, while Lightner will do some standards of his own. The cost of the meal, which includes wine pairings, is a whopping $500 per person. But the ever-savvy Ryan Sutton, at least, thinks this is a fair price given the cost of the same at Saison.
· All Coverage of Saison [~ESF~]
· All Coverage of Atera [~ENY~]
[Photo: Lightner and Skenes collaborating at Saison via Facebook]