New Chef (and a New Name) for Bonny Doon's Cellar Door in Santa Cruz


Chef Ryan Shelton. Photo from Facebook.

The ~CELLAR DOOR~, the restaurant in Bonny Doon’s tasting room, has a knack for hiring excellent talent. Since chef Charlie Parker left, the Scoop announces the replacement is Ryan Shelton, who hails from Baumé Restaurant in Palo Alto, as well as Chez TJ in Mountain View, and The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel.

A press release announces the restaurant will reopen as ~LE CIGARE VOLANT~ on Sunday April 1st—the timing coincides with the 25th anniversary of the release of the iconic wine. Open for dinner Wed-Sun and lunch Sat-Sun. Wednesday evenings offer a special prix-fixe, family-style meal. 328 Ingalls St. at Swift, Santa Cruz, 831-425-6771.