Aaron Wright—The Tavern at Lark Creek

For our February Tastemakers of Marin article, I interviewed Aaron along with a dozen or so other Marin chefs on where they like to eat when they aren’t cooking in their own kitchens. 

Favorite appetizer: The Tavern at Lark Creek – Mac and Cheese Croquettes.

Most creative salad: Sushi Ran.

Go to takeout: Banh mi at Fresh Coffee and Sandwiches in San Rafael.

Farm to table entrée: Picco—spring vegetable panzanella, bacon, slow cooked farm egg, meyer lemon citronette.

Best signature cocktail: Stinson Sour at Bungalow 44.

Best gut bomb: Spicy BBQ Pork & Beef Pho—La Maison de la Reine.

Bringing out-of-towners: Cavallo Point, Chefs Tasting Menu.

Romantic meal: El Paseo— their popovers.

Favorite bar dining: Marinitas.

Celebratory dessert: Pastries from Emporio Rulli.

Idaho rainbow trout

More on Aaron.

Born? Oxnard, CA and grew up all over California and Colorado. Culinary hero?  Jiro Ono.  Hobbies? Gardening, running, visiting state parks with family. First “head chef” job? Canlis Restaurant, 2002. Off-menu orders? Yankee Pier – Spicy Shrimp Tacos. Popular “off menu”item for Tavern at Lark Creek? In summer, regulars request our Watermelon Salad with Bing Cherries, Feta and Basil–Lime Vinaigrette. Most difficult dish to prepare at TLC? Braised Beef Short Ribs. 



Mimi Towle

Mimi Towle has been the editor of Marin Magazine for over a decade. She lived with her family in Sycamore Park and Strawberry and thoroughly enjoyed raising two daughters in the mayhem of Marin’s youth sports; soccer, swim, volleyball, ballet, hip hop, gymnastics and many many hours spent at Miwok Stables. Her community involvements include volunteering at her daughter’s schools, coaching soccer and volleyball (glorified snack mom), being on the board of both Richardson Bay Audubon Center. Currently residing on a floating home in Sausalito, she enjoys all water activity, including learning how to steer a 6-person canoe for the Tamalpais Outrigger Canoe Club. Born and raised in Hawaii, her fondness for the islands has on occasion made its way into the pages of the magazine.