New Restaurant May Take Over Pierre Lafond Space

By Richard Mineards   |   October 18, 2022
Michelin-starred chef Christopher Kostow may take over the late Pierre Lafond’s Wine Bistro

Montecito’s Pierre Lafond Wine Bistro restaurant, which has been closed since the pandemic, is having a new lease on life.

The Charter Oak Restaurant in St. Helena in the heart of the Napa Valley run by chef Christopher Kostow, also of the Michelin 3-starred The Restaurant at Meadowood (TRAM), has just allegedly signed a lease on the property, formerly the site of Piatti for 22 years, I can exclusively reveal.

TRAM, as Kostow’s eatery was known, burned down in September 2020 in the Glass Fire, which destroyed at least seven wineries and burned more than 36,236 acres.

On its website Kostow says Charter Oak “is centered on a celebratory, family-style dining experience with simple, approachable, and seasonal food – grilled meats, beautiful vegetables from our 3.5-acre farm, local wines, and unparalleled cocktails.”

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