Corey Lee was the head chef at The French Laundry before he opened Benu in 2010; Yoon Ha, MS, came from La Toque in Napa Valley. Together they create mind-bending tasting menus, Lee’s Korean heritage inflecting the menu in ways that make the best of Ha’s love for German and Austrian whites. “This is the only place I take the wine pairing, because Yoon is truly talented,” says 1760’s Gianpaolo Paterlini.
Need to know: Tasting menu only, $295/person
photo by Eric Wolfinger