Roxanne And Michael Klein Of Roxanne’s – One Of The Most Innovative New Restaurants In The Bay Area.
Restaurant Realty had the opportunity of selling the original Java Cafe in Larkspur to Michael and Roxanne Klein who converted the restaurant to Roxannne’s, a 65 seat fine dining restaurant. Chef/Owner Roxanne Klein has created quite a stir in culinary circles nationwide by introducing a new fine dining cuisine based on raw, organic vegetarian ingredients. The restaurant’s “living food” cuisine has earned rave reviews from both diners and food critics. Gourmet Magazine has stated, “Roxanne’s is simply the most innovative restaurant of our time.” Famed Bay Area critic Michael Bauer has said Roxanne’s offers “truly four-star dining, with a world class wine list and elegant decor.
A graduate of the California Culinary Academy , Roxanne Klein has worked at internationally recognized restaurants in the U.S. and France. Her creativity with living foods cuisine and her broad knowledge of organic ingredients has earned her respect from a variety of culinary authorities. She is currently working with renowned chef Charlie Trotter on a living foods cookbook due out from Ten Speed Press early next year. Her second book, also to be published by Ten Speed press is due out early the following year. Of his collaboration with Roxanne, Trotter has said, “Roxanne’s cuisine is amazing! Working with her and eating her dishes has opened my eyes to a new way to prepare food. Her dishes explode with many dimensions of flavors and textures. Roxanne’s culinary vision is extraordinary, and it has inspired me on many levels.”
Co-owner Michael Klein heads up the business end of the operations. A former technology entrepreneur with a Harvard M.B.A., Michael is also an environmental and social activist who adheres to a clear set of ecological principles in construction of the restaurant, including use of sustainable building materials and a photovoltaic solar system on the roof to help power the facility.
Congratulations and best wishes for continued success to the Kleins for their outstanding new concept.