Meet the chef......
Starting at age 14, Radisson Williams forged his way through the ranks of the restaurant industry from a dishwasher and at age 17 became part owner of Pelly’s fish market in Carlsbad California. Over the next 30 years chef “Rad” developed and refined a Mexican influenced fish cuisine as well as relationships with some of the finest fish purveyors in the Western US. He then took his skills to work at Restaurant Skadi under chef Ian Algeroen where he refined his culinary skills in fine dining.
Eventually finding his way to Petra’s Bistro, he built a motivated and passionate team and embraced a new cooking philosophy in the restaurant industry. A more “democratic” approach to cooking where the entire staff is encouraged to put forth their own creative ideas and from there, through collaboration, the staff refines the concept to create a final dish. This philosophy as well as chef “Rad’s” concept of supporting local ranchers and farmers whenever possible and his commitment to use only naturally raised and sustainable meats and seafood has led to many new and exciting tastes as well as a more empowered and driven team that takes great pride in serving some of the freshest and finest food in the Eastern Sierra.
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From our wine director Mitch Cahoon…
Petra’s wine program is constructed just like a bottle of great wine – “Balanced.” Our wine list is composed of food friendly wines at all price points from all pertinent wine regions throughout the world.
We absolutely focus on education. It’s our goal for the guest to hopefully know more about wine when they leave than when they did when they came in, either sampling a wine from a region they’ve never heard of or a varietal they are unfamiliar with. Our staff has been trained to guide the guest throughout the experience, whether it is providing the optimum pairing with the dish or suggesting something delicious on its own.
Our list has 28 wines by the glass from throughout the globe, with 350 bottled selections ranging from $30 to $600 with the majority of the list under $70.
Quality liquor, fresh juices, artisanal ingredients and handcrafting is what makes our cocktail list so unique. We take advantage of what’s seasonal and present to you a thoughtful list of both classics and originals.