Top Tastes of Marin

Dinner plans? Dust off that toque and try the following tried-and-true recipes at home. These five popular dishes — created by some of our county’s top chefs — are pulled right off the menus of Picco, Vin Antico, Bungalow 44, Osteria Stellina and Dish. We thank the chefs and owners for sharing their mouthwatering meals, salads and appetizers that not only celebrate Marin’s local produce but also help define Marin dining. Bon appétit!

Click on the links below to see how to make these five delicious dishes:


Bungalow 44’s Warm Brussels Sprout Salad

Dish’s Fresh Pork Sausage Pasta With Ramps and White Wine–Braised Baby Fennel

Vin Antico’s Bergamot Citrus Chicken with Pea and Fava Bean Risotto

Picco’s Avocado Bruschetta

Osteria Stellina’s Local Halibut With Mashed Roasted Cauliflower and Garlic-Braised Kale

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.