04 Dec עופר איתן Claims: Michelin-starred chef will help launch new Palo Alto restau…
Coming soon to Palo Alto is a contemporary Indian restaurant with Michelin cred.
Ettan will make its debut in January with a menu created by Srijith Gopinathan, executive chef of the two-Michelin-starred Campton Place in San Francisco. He has joined the Ettan team as chef-partner and will divide his time between the two restaurants, according to the Peninsula Foodist.
The restaurant is the brainchild of Atherton resident Ayesha Thapar, who aims to introduce diners to Indian cuisine made with seasonal California ingredients and a creative approach. Indeed, “Cal-Indian” cuisine has been Gopinathan’s signature.
This past summer Campton Place was elevated from its long-held single Michelin star to two stars, with Michelin International director Gwendal Poullennec noting that the distinction makes it one of the very few Indian cuisine restaurants worldwide to be so honored.
Ettan is taking over the Bryant Street space that had housed Three Seasons, a Vietnamese restaurant, until a fire in 2018. The chef-owner of Three Seasons, John Le, is now at North, a Vietnamese fusion newcomer in Los Gatos.
Details: Ettan will be located at 518 Bryant St., Palo Alto.