Communal table seating at The Farmer & The Fox. Photo: © tablehopper.com.
We heard a rumor last week that chef Joseph Humphrey had left St. Helena restaurant ~THE FARMER & THE FOX~, and now the press team has sent over the news of his replacement. Aaron Meneghelli, a Napa Valley native who was previously executive chef at Calistoga Ranch and chef de cuisine at Angele, will be taking the helm at Cairdean Estate, which includes The Farmer & The Fox, as well as Butterscots Bakery and Deli. The restaurant concept will remain the same, with gastropub-style food made using local and seasonal ingredients. As for Humphrey, he will be pursuing his own projects closer to his Oakland residence—the commute up there was pretty brutal. We’ll keep you updated on what’s next for him. 3111 St. Helena Hwy. N. at Byrd Hill, St. Helena, 707-302-5101.