A Note on Our Expert: Daniel Patterson

Daniel Patterson is the owner and executive chef of Coi Restaurant in San Francisco. Coi, which means “tranquil” in archaic French, is just that: a quiet refuge amid the flamboyant flash of strip clubs and bars (not to mention the ever-raucous Dwell headquarters) on Broadway Street.

Daniel Patterson is the owner and executive chef of Coi Restaurant in San Francisco. Coi, which means “tranquil” in archaic French, is just that: a quiet refuge amid the flamboyant flash of strip clubs and bars (not to mention the ever-raucous Dwell headquarters) on Broadway Street. Known for his quirky concoctions and sensitivity to scents, Patterson is the coauthor of Aroma: The Magic of Essential Oils in Food & Fragrance. His favorite flatware is Sambonet’s Gio Ponti in silverplate.

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