Dry Creek Kitchen Unveils New Chef and Redesign

Healdsburg‘s Dry Creek Kitchen has once again captivated the culinary scene through an exquisite redesign of its dining space, bar and wine offerings, in addition to the appointment of Chef Shane McAnelly as its new executive chef.

Chef Shane McAnelly, known for his work at Healdsburg’s restaurants Chalkboard and The Brass Rabbit, has returned to his roots. As the executive chef of Dry Creek Kitchen, McAnelly is set to elevate the dining experience to new heights. His expertise in locally sourced ingredients is showcased in a menu featuring dishes such as street corn agnolotti, squash-crusted halibut, Liberty Duck and matsutake mushrooms.

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Chef Shane McAnelly

“I am beyond excited to return to one of my favorite places on earth,” says Chef McAnelly, in a recent press release. “I was quick to reinstate my relationships with some of the most niche growers and purveyors here in Northern California, including Liberty Duck, Mary’s Chicken, and Russian River Organics. In addition, we’ve brought in some new partners like Brokaw Farms Avocados out of Fresno that have, by far, the best avocados I’ve ever had in my life, as well as U Funzou who grow the most beautiful oyster mushrooms out of Santa Rosa. It’s a great honor to work with Chef Palmer and the Dry Creek Kitchen team, and I can’t wait to see what we accomplish together.”

Dry Creek Kitchen, the first Michelin-starred restaurant in Healdsburg, has redefined fine dining, blending sophistication with approachability. With a focus on locally sourced seasonal ingredients, the restaurant offers a three-course menu at the price point of $75. Additionally, guests can indulge in a monthly five-course tasting menu for $135 or savor a locally-inspired menu every Thursday evening for $55 a person. With over 700 selections of wine, including rare varietals, the restaurant offers a unique opportunity to explore the region’s diverse viticulture. The drink menu also has expertly crafted cocktails in addition to an extensive selection of Sonoma County-only wines by the glass.


“At Dry Creek Kitchen, our goal is to deliver an approachable-yet-refined dining experience without a big ticket price,” says Charlie Palmer, chef and partner, in a recent press release. “Shane and I aspire to deliver the quintessential one-Michelin star experience, one that starts with an incredible three-course price point of $75 and a menu rooted in the regional and locally grown bounty of Sonoma County. Shane’s incredible talent, along with the richest and most robust selection of Sonoma County-only wines, opens a new and elevated chapter for Dry Creek Kitchen.”

In addition to the introduction of Chef McAnelly, the revamped design of the restaurant features a marble-topped bar, an exquisite Terrier Table beneath an elegant glass and steel chandelier and a glass-enclosed cellar showcasing Dry Creek Kitchen’s award-winning wine collection. Local artist Bog Nugent’s captivating paintings adorn the walls, celebrating Sonoma Country’s rich botanical heritage.

For more information, visit drycreekkitchen.com.

317 Healdsburg Ave.
Healdsburg, CA 95448

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