About Somm's Kitchen
Somm's Kitchen brings sommelier Ian Adamo's love of fine dining and wine education together in a warm, welcoming space. This isn't your typical restaurant experience. Ian personally serves each guest from the center of a beautiful curved granite counter. Our goal each night is to share edible ideas that evoke a sense of place, culture, and tradition accented with a bit of whimsy.
Ian Adamo is a Court of Master Sommeliers (CMS) Level III Advanced Sommelier and in his fourth year of the exclusive Institute of Masters of Wine program.
Ian's personal journey through the world of great food and wine started at Le Cirque in NYC in 2000. Stints at other Manhattan restaurants led to an opportunity to work with Italian Michelin three star chef Scott Carsberg at Lampreia in Seattle, and a James Beard award in 2006.
Realizing his true passion was to work with wine, Ian left city life for California wine country, finding another European Michelin three star chef to work with at Bistro Laurent in Paso Robles.
With the opening of Somm's Kitchen, Ian is eager to write the next chapter in his journey through the world of wine.
"Somm’s Kitchen is my opportunity to break from my past and evolve. It's a laboratory of ideas inspired by my favorite dining experiences around the world."
Master of What?
The Masters of Wine (MW) program, based in London, goes beyond rote memorization. It teaches candidates to answer the question “Why?”. It forces you to understand the entire wine industry, develop your own opinions, and support them through hands-on research.
"As an MW candidate, I've been able to travel to key markets and important wine regions all over the world. It's been a tremendous learning experience and I'm eager to share my wine discoveries."
Cambridge vs Oxford
Each year, Ian hosts workshops at Cambridge and Oxford, teaching their wine tasting teams how to blind taste American wines. These annual workshops have been an amazing experience and culminate in a highly-publicized tasting competition in London.