Established in 2012, Glen Ellen Star is the culmination of a decade-long dream by Chef Ari Weiswasser and his wife Erinn Benziger-Weiswasser. Resembling a quaint farmhouse while invoking a rural and rustic feeling of California wine country, Glen Ellen Star is a taste of both local and international flavors. It is the Weiswassers’ mission to create an inviting, neighborhood-friendly restaurant that consistently exceeds expectations.
Ari has worked at New York’s Restaurant Daniel, Picholine, and Paul Liebrandt’s Corton, where he served as Chef de Cuisine. He also had a long stint at The French Laundry in Yountville, CA.
A Labor of Love
Ari and Erinn met in 1997 while attending the University of Colorado, Boulder. After college, Erinn pursued her interests in wine by joining the family business and Ari enrolled at CIA in Hyde Park New York to obtain a formal education in the culinary arts. In 2005 their careers crossed paths again in Manhattan and they were married two years later. The couple relocated to Sonoma, CA in 2011, with baby Noa on the way. Glen Ellen Star is the couple’s dream restaurant and they haven’t looked back since opening the doors in 2012.
Michael Coats // Coats PR