Pistachio pesto captures our heart
Jeff Cerciello previously worked at the now-closed El Bulli and at The French Laundry and served as the director of casual dining for the Thomas Keller Restaurant Group. In 2010, he opened his restaurant and bakery Farmshop in the Brentwood Country Mart and, in 2012, added an artisan market to the property. He plans to open a second Farmshop in the Marin County Mart this fall.
Farmshop, 225 26th St., #25, Santa Monica, CA; 310-566-2400 or farmshopla.com
A double dose of celery
Richard Reddington worked in some of the best kitchens in the United States and Europe before opening Redd in Napa Valley. Since opening the Yountville restaurant in 2005, Redd has garnered a Michelin star for five consecutive years. In 2012, Reddington opened the Napa-style pizzeria, Redd Wood, also in Yountville.
Redd Wood, 6755 Washington St., Yountville, CA; 707-299-5030 or redd-wood.com
A winter-friendly salad
John Little has worked at Restaurant Brana and the now-closed Evolution in Miami, Blackberry Farm in Tennessee, the Little Nell in Aspen, CO and Mark Fischer's Six89 in Carbondale, Colorado. He is now the chef de cuisine at the Pullman in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
The Pullman, 330 Seventh St., Glenwood Springs, CO; 970-230-9234 or thepullmangws.com