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Eating Out - August 23, 2013

Emerging star on Castro

La Fontaine a solid hit with only a few minor misses

by Dale F. Bentson

A mechanical engineer by training, Hasan Yildiz has a passion for food that has led him on a quest to cook and learn. After several apprenticeships, he became the head chef at Mountain View's Vaso Azzuro, a position he held for eight years. For his first restaurant, Yildiz embraced the name La Fontaine, to honor the great 17th-century French poet and fabulist whose books he was read in nursery school.

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