The Library at Chalkboard

Book It

A Six-Course Tasting Menu in a Healdsburg Library

27f1c6b4c41461ff3cc90b79c54e822b907d1ffd5 PhotosThe Library at Chalkboard
Turns out, libraries aren’t going extinct. Definitely not.

Some of them are even getting six-course tastings of pork belly and gin.

Ignore the Dewey Decimal System for The Library at Chalkboard, an intimately grand pop-up involving six courses and just 16 people at a time in a hotel library, now happening in Healdsburg.

If you read a book about this pop-up, the prologue would be about how Chalkboard took over the old Cyrus space at Hotel Les Mars, and how big a deal that all was, and how Chalkboard is good and all, but not fancy-Michelin-y like Cyrus was.

Then you’d lick your finger (or not), turn the page and learn about how Chalkboard has now taken over the library across the lobby for just two nights a week, and they’re upping their game.

So if you were to make a reservation for this little getaway, you’d get one of just eight tables in the walnut-paneled room. You’d get course after course of either meaty or non-meaty options like bacon consommé and pancetta-wrapped duck breast, or a smoked mushroom with a fake-marrow béarnaise. If you want to throw in a gin-and-tea-spiked Passage to India with the food and wine, they can do that.

It’s like extra credit.

Elsewhere on the Daddy

More Food in San Francisco