The Tasting Panel magazine

June 2015

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58  /  the tasting panel  /  june 2015 BEHIND THE SCENES WITH FRED DAME, MS Fred Dame: Shelley, every time I walk into A16 I remember meeting you when you were working at Fleur de Lys with Hubert Keller. So where's the steak frites? Shelley Lindgren: It's your fault. I got the Italian bug at the Court of Master Sommeliers training programs and made a trip to Italy. I fell in love with the wines, the food, the regions and the stories! I then went to cooking school at Tante Marie and ended up teaching there. When we opened, we decided to focus on pizza and wine. We went to Naples, where pizza is king, and we were hooked. I think that pizza is a religion in Naples. You're right—they even have a patron saint! Shelley Lindgren at A16 in San Francisco. Lindgren won the 2015 James Beard Award for Outstanding Wine Program. A Conversation with Shelley Lindgren PROPIETOR AND WINE DIRECTOR, A16, SAN FRANCISCO photos by Hardy Wilson

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