Robb Report, December 2020
December 2nd, 2020
Destroyed in the Glass Incident Blaze, Michelin 3-Star Meadowood finds a temporary home in socal
It was the calamity prior to the calamity that made Christopher Kostow take action. Even before flames consumed Meadowood, the chef behind the Michelin three-star restaurant in Napa Valley was trying to figure out how to keep his staff together for the cold that would make operating during Covid-19 that much more difficult. “We were looking at creating exterior spaces to operate in the wintertime at The Restaurant at Meadowood, but it just doesn’t make sense at the level we want to do it—a three-star level,” Kostow tells Robb Report. So despite being busy since it reopened from full pandemic shutdown, Kostow anticipated Covid-19 restrictions would run headlong into falling temperatures and necessitate a new plan altogether.