Chef News: Askew at Aveline


Blake Askew, the new executive chef at Aveline and The European. Photo by Eric Wolfinger.

After the news that executive chef Casey Thompson left ~AVELINE~, we’ve got an update on who is moving into the executive chef role at the restaurant and attached bar, ~THE EUROPEAN~. Blake Askew (who might win a prize for best name) had been the opening executive sous chef and will now be stepping into the new role. He and Thompson worked together at Shinsei in Dallas previously, and his résumé also includes stints at various Wolfgang Puck outposts, including Washington D.C.’s The Source.

As for Aveline’s menu, you can take a look at the current offerings here. 490 Geary St. at Taylor, 415-345-2303.