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Fried Chicken and Champagne with Chef Sefton and Blue Ribbon (San Jose)

  • Enoteca La Storia-Downtown 320 West Saint John Street San Jose, CA, 95110 United States (map)

Back in the early 80’s, while growing up in North Jersey, one of our owners, Joe Cannistraci, met Sefton Stallard.  They became lifelong friends. After graduating from college, Sefton attended culinary school at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, along with high school friends Bruce and Suzanne. After graduating, Sefton traveled and worked for various restaurants such as the respected “Patina” in Los Angeles, while Bruce went on to co-own, with his brother Eric, what is now the legendary Blue Ribbon Brasserie on Sullivan St. in Greenwich Village.  Sefton eventually ended up back in New York and was placed at the helm of the kitchen of the Blue Ribbon Bakery. The Blue Ribbon Empire has since grown to over 16 locations.  Click here to read more about the restaurants. 

So where does fried chicken fit into the story?  Twenty years ago, the Blue Ribbon brothers developed a unique spice blend and method of breading chicken that became so good, an American classic in a French inspired brasserie was born! The dish became a huge underground New York City cult classic, loved by the likes of every day people to Hollywood celebs.  

This fried chicken is SO GOOD we are bringing this epic recipe to the Silicon Valley to be
featured in our Fried Chicken and Champagne tasting event!   See menu below.

RESERVATIONS WITH A CREDIT CARD HOLD ARE REQUIRED.  Reservations without a CC on file are not guaranteed. A $24 per person fee will be charged if a cancellation is made within 48 hours of the reservation. Please book by calling us at (408)618-5455 or clicking the link below.

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