3-Michelin-starred restaurant burns down in California wildfire


A California wildfire burned down a famous three-Michelin-starred restaurant in Napa Valley.The famous Meadowood restaurant was reduced to rubble on Monday in the glass fire that ravaged Napa County and forced thousands of people to flee their homes, the local ABC affiliate reported.

“We’re all torn apart,” TRAM chef Christopher Kostow wrote on Instagram Monday.

“A Eulogy is deserved, and will be given in due course… for now, I want to thank all the TRAMilies who have ever graced this magical space – and all the guests over the years who have appreciated the efforts of these multitudes, Kostow continued.

Insider reported that the restaurant intends to rebuild and reopen.

“Napa Valley and California have seen their share of challenges and have always shown a resilience that others emulate,” Kostow told the outlet. “The important thing right now is to protect lives and property and tackle the larger problem of climate change.”

The rapidly growing glass fire ignited in Napa Valley on Sunday morning around 4 a.m. local time and tripled in size in one day. It has now burned on 42,560 acres with 0% containment, the station reported.

Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency in Napa, Sonoma and Shasta counties on Monday as a trio of fires burn in the areas.

“If you are in the area, stay safe and heed any warnings from your local authorities,” the governor said tweeted.

Meadowood’s restaurant was one of at least 80 buildings destroyed by the glass fire, which also destroyed homes and wineries, CNN reported.

Meadowood’s restaurant was one of seven restaurants in the state to be awarded three stars.

“Few parts of the country have such a concentration of this nostalgic kind of gastronomy: big destination restaurants with a big reputation, extravagant cuisine and deep wine cellars,” wrote New York Times critic Tejal Rao in a commentary. 2019 review of TRAM and other fine dining restaurants. options in the Napa area.

Rao called the food “delicious” but “drab” to the country’s elite, offering “incredible precision, sky-high prices and a sort of alluring predictability.”


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