We at OpenTable were thrilled to be a sponsor of Flavor! Napa Valley last weekend, joining local and national chefs and winemakers for five days of food and tasting celebrations. On Friday we hosted a panel of restaurateurs and media experts to talk about the biggest trends in the industry, plus what’s hot and not for 2016 and beyond.
Moderated by Liam Mayclem, radio and TV personality of CBS San Francisco, the panel included Paolo Lucchesi, Food Editor at the San Francisco Chronicle; Ryan Cole, partner and acting General Manager at San Francisco’s Hi Neighbor Hospitality Group; Joel Riddell, radio host of Dining Around with Joel Riddell; Andrew Freeman, President of Andrew Freeman & Company; and Michael Gyetvan, owner of Norman Rose, Atlas Social, and Azzuro Pizzeria in Napa.
Here are eight things we learned from the best in local wining and dining.