Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Artists & Craftsman

We are well on our way to exclusively using hand-made custom plates from local artists.    It has been inspiring to see what Fiona Bond, Shelby Hawthorne and Eefje Theeuws have created based on their Big Sur experience.  Each design is completely different, yet share a common theme.

Seeing all of these plates together made me think about how many artisans it takes to run Sierra Mar.  Every product we feature is the result of meticulous craftsmanship and a passion for perfection.  The work of quite literally hundreds, even thousands of artists and craftsman, if you consider the wine list, are on display at Sierra Mar on a daily basis.  From the plates on the tables to the local artisan cheese maker, citrus farmer, leather worker, apron designer, olive oil producer, salt harvester, letter press designer etc, etc.   The dining room is quite literally an interactive gallery, simultaneously engaging all of your senses.

When I look at the incredible group of people who have come together to make Sierra Mar what it is, I am incredibly grateful for each of their unique talents.  Whether they work at Sierra Mar every day, or produce wine in a remote corner of Italy, we are honored to have them as part of our restaurant.

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