Since joining forces in 1988, Bradley Ogden and Michael Dellar have caused shock waves in the culinary and wine communities with their famous high standards of hospitality, service and culinary excellence. Lark Creek Inn, in Larkspur, opened in 1989, followed by One Market Restaurant in 1993 in San Francisco, Lark Creek Cafe in Walnut Creek in 1995 and Lark Creek Cafe in San Mateo in 1996.
Here are just a few of the awards the restaurants have won for excellence: outstanding reviews in Food & Wine magazine and the New York Times, Lark Creek Inn voted Best Restaurant in the North Bay of San Francisco Chronicle and in Gourmet Magazine Bay Area’s Top 20 List; One Market won three awards, Food & Wine magazine, Best American Wine List, Sante magazine, Restaurant Service and Hospitality and Wine Enthusiast magazine, Top 10 wine-friendly restaurants; Lark Creek Walnut Creek won best new restaurant in 1995 by Focus and Diablo magazines; and Lark Creek San Mateo won best Restaurant of 1996-South Bay by San Francisco Bay Guardian.
Michael Dellar concentrates on the business aspects of running a restaurant group while Bradley Ogden upholds the high standard in the kitchen by orchestrating the menus farm fresh food in a wonderfully comfortable atmosphere. Dellar and Ogden have just acquired another restaurant in Larkspur – the former Il Nido. The food community awaits another special locale to satisfy their palates.