Best Of 2003

Best Place to Remember That Food Is Life: Flying Fig

At the most basic level, we eat to live. It follows that our food should be full of life-giving nutrients, minimally processed, and produced with care. Of course, you won't hear us complain if it's also delicious and interesting. And that's just the way it is at the artful Flying Fig. From the freshly baked breads to the homemade desserts, chef-owner Karen Small's seasonal, personal, and progressive cuisine, built from pristine ingredients and constructed in layer upon layer of flavor, achieves a Zen-like balance of earthiness and sophistication, and reminds us what pleasure truly good food can bring.