Cyrus, Two Birds One Stone, Healdsburg Bar and Grill, Top Chef Master Season Five Winner
Douglas Keane brought his Midwest work ethic to San Francisco in 1998, shortly thereafter he moved north to Sonoma County and quickly realized he had found his new home. In a few short years through his groundbreaking restaurant Cyrus, in Healdsburg, Douglas amassed a litany of awards, which include Two Michelin Stars as well as Four Stars from the SF Chronicle, both for seven years. Douglas was also awarded the James Beard Award for Best Chef California and recently competed in Bravo’s Top Chef Masters where he won the entire competition and was able to donate 100% of his winnings as “Top Chef Master” (Season 5) — a total of $120,000 — to his charity Green Dog Rescue Project. His most cherished “awards” from Cyrus’ illustrious tenure are the relationships he forged and cultivated with the local growers of Sonoma County. He values the honor of taking arguably the world’s greatest agricultural products grown in Sonoma and transforming them into a feast to be enjoyed by his guests. Douglas is currently working on reopening Cyrus in a vineyard setting, surrounded by the farms he features on his menu. He is hoping to open the doors by 2017. He will also be opening Two Birds One Stone, a California inspired Yakitori restaurant in summer of 2016.