Don Durante is no stranger to the South Bay dining scene - his 30+ years in the restaurant industry have taught him the importance of impeccable customer service and enabled him to master the workings of a well-oiled restaurant. Don was owner and executive chef at the award-winning Le Mouton Noir in Saratoga and executive chef at the Silicon Valley icon Birk's Grill in Santa Clara. Dons most recent success is Cascal Restaurant in Mountain View where the Tapa-style menu offers bold flavors and exotic cocktails. Don looks forward to another great success with Cin-Cin Wine Bar.READ MORE
Lisa Rhorer is a former high-tech marketing executive, working for such Silicon Valley giants as Google, Oracle and Creative Labs as well as technology publishing media leader, IDG. Lisa left Google to pursue her passion for wine, going on to graduate from the prestigious Professional Wine Studies Program at the Culinary Institute of America in St. Helena.
A Chef RJ honed his culinary expertise at four Michelin-starred restaurants before joining the Cin-Cin team, including: The Restaurant at Meadowood, St. Helena; Murray Circle Restaurant at Cavallo Point in Sausalito; Madera at the Rosewood Sandhill Resort in Menlo Park; and The Village Pub in Woodside. The family meal has always been important in Chef RJ's life and he grew up in the kitchen watching his greatgrandmother cook Filipino cuisine. After graduating from the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco, RJ dove into the world READ MOREFollow RJ on Twitter