A forest fire in California has completely burned down the famous three-star Michelin-starred restaurant in the Napa Valley.
The acclaimed Meadow Restaurant on Monday was reduced to rubble in the Glass Fire that engulfed Napa County and forced thousands to flee their homes, the local ABC affiliate said.
“We are all torn,” Christopher Kostov, TRAM’s chef, wrote on Instagram on Monday.
“Praise is deserved and will be given in time … for now I want to thank the TRAMILY that once adorned this magical space – and all the guests over the years who have enjoyed the efforts of these multitudes,” Kostov continued.
Insider announced that the restaurant has plans to restore and open.
“The Napa Valley and California have seen their share of challenges and have always demonstrated the resilience that others emulate,”
The fast-growing Glass Fire ignited in the Napa Valley on Sunday morning at about 4 a.m. local time and tripled in size in one day. Now it has been burned on 42,560 decares with 0% retention, the station announced.
Gov. Gavin Newsum declared a state of emergency Monday in Napa, Sonoma and Shasta counties as a trio of fires burned areas.
“If you are in the area, please be safe and listen to any warnings from local officials,” the governor tweeted.
The Meadowood restaurant is one of at least 80 buildings destroyed by the glass fire, which also engulfed homes and wineries, CNN reported.
The Meadowood restaurant was one of only seven restaurants in the state to receive three stars.
“Few parts of the country have such a concentration on this nostalgic genre of fine dining: great restaurants with a great reputation, extravagant food and deep wine cellars,” wrote New York-based critic Tejal Rao in a 2019 TRAM review and other fine dining. options in the Napa area.
Rao called the food a “delicious” but “boring” offer for the country’s elite, offering “incredible precision, sky-high prices and a reassuring kind of predictability.”