Team – Nico Restaurant — Modern Bistro

Team

Nicolas Delaroque
Chef/Owner

Nicolas found his passion for food early in life. Since the age of 14, food has been his focus. He attended culinary school in Paris, spent summer seasons cooking in Corsica, and winter seasons cooking in The Alps, and began his professional career in the kitchens of Paris. At the age of 23, he left France and cooked and traveled his way through Australia and Canada, ultimately finding his place in San Francisco. Nicolas has cooked with some of the Bay Area's great chefs, including Dominique Crenn and David Kinch. Since opening his own restaurant, Nicolas has received much acclaim. Everyday, Nicolas feels fortunate to do what he loves and be able to teach others. Nicolas is a stickler for technique, but strives for the perfect balance between work and fun in the kitchen. Nicolas describes his food as gourmand, intuitive, and spontaneous, with a little bit of tradition. He continues to be inspired through his travels and voracious reading. Read More + Close (x)

Andrea Delaroque
Owner

Andrea is a lawyer turned restaurant owner. Previously, she practiced commercial litigation and land use law in California and Nevada. Nowadays, Andrea focuses on the operational aspects of the restaurant and finds that her legal background always comes in handy. Read More + Close (x)

Gideon Levine
Wine Director/FOH Lead Operative

Gideon is a sommelier and an educator. He loves wine. The figuring-out and harnessing of fermentation--in its varied ceremonial, cultural, and culinary applications--has helped propel the substance of "the good life" through a deep vein in the narrative body of human history. It's Gideon's intent to have people exposed to cool, interesting, delicious things, and to make the intersections between Nico's food and all those beverages to be as simpatico as possible. He likes it to be fun, too. He wants people to be happy. He wants his team to be happy. He wants to be happy. Read More + Close (x)