While more laid-back in its approach, Little Saint retains the same product-focused philosophies as SingleThread, its three-Michelin-star sister restaurant located a few blocks from downtown Healdsburg. When the Connaughtons first opened the restaurant in 2016, they intended to create a multi-course menu sourced from their dedicated farm and its many works – the greenhouse, the chicken coops, the olive trees, the orchard of legacy and beyond – and will outfit Little Saint with much of that yield as well. With these factory-to-plate practices in play, it’s only fitting that the opening of Little Saint lands on Earth Day – and all the more exciting to see the reopening of SingleThread (temporarily closed in due to a kitchen fire) arriving just a few weeks later on May 1.
The double revelation proves particularly significant for the Connaughtons, especially in light of recent times. “After two tough years of needing distance, it’s a wonderful time to come together and enjoy food, music and community again,” says Kyle Connaughton, who along with his team created Little Saint with the goal of supporting local food systems and showcasing the full potential of Sonoma’s seasons. “We are so excited to share with others how special this place is that we call home.”
Little Saint is open for in-person dining Sunday through Wednesday from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Reservations can be made through Tock.