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Are these the Top 10 best new restaurants?

Published: Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013 - 12:47 pm
Last Modified: Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013 - 7:10 pm

The swank food-centric magazine Bon Appetit has announced its Top 10 list of best new restaurants in the U.S.

Coming in at No. 2 is Saison in San Francisco, the only California entry. Menu-wise, there’s only one choice -- the 18-course prix-fixe dinner for $248. The wine pairing is another $148. That’s per person, not per family reunion.

Recent dinners have included sesame-seed soufflé, smoked caviar-topped corn pudding, gold leaf-topped Parmesan custard, abalone liver stew (what do they do with the good part?), wood pigeon, dry-aged duck and sablefish poached in seawater.

Saison is at 178 Townsend St.; (415) 828-7990,

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Chris Macias has served as The Sacramento Bee's Food & Wine writer since 2008. His writing adventures have ranged from the kitchen at French Laundry to helping pick 10 tons of zinfandel grapes with migrant farm workers in Lodi. Chris also judges regularly at food, wine and cocktail competitions around Northern California. His profile of a former gangbanger-turned-pastry-chef was included in Da Capo's "Best Food Writing 2012."

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Allen Pierleoni writes about casual lunchtime restaurants in The Sacramento Bee's weekly "Counter Culture" column. He covers a broad range of topics, including food, travel, books and authors. In addition to writing the weekly column "Between the Lines," he oversees the Sacramento Bee Book Club, in which well-known authors give free presentations to the public.

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Blair Anthony Robertson is The Sacramento Bee's food critic.

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