Rob Larman · Private Chef · Wine Country

In his 30 years as a chef and restaurateur, Rob Larman has worked in some of the Bay Area's highest profile kitchens. The original Scott's Seafood Restaurant in San Francisco, Casa Madrona in Sausalito and the wildly popular Kuleto's in San Francisco are just a few. He was also chef and proprietor of the acclaimed Magnolia Place in Larkspur.

In 1994, realizing the need in Sonoma for a fun, casual, family-friendly restaurant, he opened Rob's Rib Shack, featuring authentic slow-cooked barbecue and moderately priced specials.

After eight successful years at the Rib Shack, Larman Returned to his roots: the flavorful, unpretentious, richly satisfying fare of the French bistro, prepared with the Sonoma wine country's unparalleled bounty of fresh, artisinal ingredients.

With its homey decor, moderate prices and casual, relaxed ambiance La Poste was reminiscent of that romantic little bistro you might find on a side street in Paris, melding the sophistication of the big city with the low-key informality of the Sonoma lifestyle.

"Sonoma County is heaven for a chef," Larman says. "The quality of ingredients is among the best in the world, allowing a chef to cook simply and with the seasons, applying his creativity to highlight foods' fresh, natural flavors. My goal at La Poste was to cook a few things perfectly for a few people, every time they visit."

Rob Larman now offers his impeccably crafted cuisine as a Private Chef...