Chefs are often influenced by their colleagues, but these days they are showcasing their sources of inspiration right on the menu. Star chefs and bartenders are now creating spaces in their burgeoning empires for other voices. The star treatment extends to featuring dishes created by other chefs or creating a drink in honor of a chef they admire. By expanding their menu to include other personalities, drinking and dining have become an even greater platform for discovery. It’s no wonder that one of these collaborations exists inside a museum. Meanwhile, chef Daniel Patterson also collaborates by partnering with three local, up-and-coming chefs, helping them open new restaurants—Kaya with Nigel Jones, Besharam with Heena Patel and Dyafa with Reem Assil.
Here are three restaurants featuring collaboration that should be next on your list to visit:
Inside the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, chef Corey Lee curates a seasonal menu featuring recipes from chefs around the world. 151 3rd St., insitu.sfmoma.org
Inspired by historic Parisian lounges, this wine bar’s menu pays homage to great chefs with faithful versions of their signature dishes such as Alain Ducasse’s tarte ambée. 3131 Fillmore St., 415.440.0460, barcrenn.com
This bar features 16 chefs with cocktails named for their restaurants. The accompanying book includes Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski of State Bird Provisions and Brandon Jew of Mister Jiu's. 3010 20th St., 415.471.2999, trickdogbar.com