Food is our common ground, a universal experience. —James Beard
We love the 1440 Kitchen Table and everything about it—the fresh food, the modern Arts-and-Crafts setting, the wonderful, welcoming staff.
But we chose 14 things just to give you some hints of the amazing culinary center at the heart of the 1440 campus.
1. THE FIREPLACE.
You’ll want to sit right on the hearth of the big, cozy fireplace in the center of Kitchen Table. So homey.
2. THE FOOD.
Fresh, healthy dinner (like this red curry, lemongrass shrimp with roasted cashews and cilantro) never tasted so delicious!
3. THE TABLES.
The long, hand-made wooden tables in the center of Kitchen Table. They’re imported from a small village in Indonesia, and you feel right at home sitting at the tables, meeting friends or making new ones.
4. THE CHEF.
We can’t talk about the food without mentioning our Executive Chef, Kenny Woods. His insistence on quality and flavor are reflected in everything from the grape salad with forbidden rice to the unique pizzas from the wood-fired oven.
5. THE PIZZA.
There’s nothing like pizza from a wood-fired oven. Is it time for lunch?
6. THE SILENT DINING AREA.
If you’re not in the mood for conversation, that’s okay, too. Come to the silent area of Kitchen Table and bask in the quiet.
7. THE KITCHEN TABLE STAFF.
We’d love to show you all the wonderful cooks, servers, and greeters at Kitchen Table, but you’ll have to settle for a photo of Luzana Coria, who’s sure to greet you with a warm smile and heartfelt caring.
8. THE LIGHTING.
Ah, the chandeliers. Gorgeous and inspirational. Beautiful food in elegant surroundings.
9. THE VEGAN OPTIONS.
Did we mention all the vegan and gluten-free options at Kitchen Table? Here’s Sous Chef Jalen Jones grabbing more ingredients for our plant-favored menu.
After eating all your veggies, you might want some delectable dessert.
11. THE BACK PATIO.
Wander out to the back patio of Kitchen Table and right into the redwood forest. (Trails are down below.)
Breakfast is fabulous, too. Coconut yogurt, anyone?
13. THE DESIGN.
The chairs on the wall and all the quirky-yet-sophisticated interior design. You’ll want to stay and linger.
14. THE HONEY MIXER.
Why not add a little honey to your tea and head back to the fireplace for a minute? Kitchen Table is open all day for tea and coffee. Go ahead and linger.