Peter Armellino began cooking professionally in New York when he was 17 years old. He opened the Park Avenue Cafe in 1992, followed by stints at New York City’s Gotham Bar & Grill and Gramercy Tavern.

In 1999, Armellino came to San Francisco, where his culinary skills soon landed him a position as Sous-Chef of Jardiniere, where he worked with Douglas Keane.

After his tenure at Jardiniere, Armellino was lured to rural Woodside and became the Chef de Cuisine at Village Pub. At the pub, Peter assisted rising star Chef Mark Sullivan, where he further refined his craft, and adopted a feeling of connection between food and farmer. In 2001 he joined longtime acquaintance and fellow New Yorker (via France) Laurent Manrique as Chef de Cuisine at Campton Place in San Francisco. Armellino continued this partnership when he moved to Aqua’s kitchen as Chef de Cuisine in 2003.

In 2005, Jardiniere Executive Chef Traci des Jardins chose Armellino from a pool of hundreds of former and current associates to be one of her two co-chefs as she faced Iron Chef Mario Batali in “Battle Shrimp” on the hit Food Network show “Iron Chef”, a battle des Jardins won.

Armellino has dedicated his time to charity work as well, working over the past several years to benefit such organizations as Share Our Strength, Meals on Wheels, Tibetan Aid Relief and Tsunami Aid Relief.

“Coming to the South Bay, which is wide-open territory, is an amazing opportunity for my team and me to blaze a fresh trail, comments Armellino, “Our aim is to redefine fine dining in Silicon Valley.”

Under Armellino’s leadership, Plumed Horse presents elegant, modern California Cuisine, emphasizing what is fresh, seasonal and sustainably produced.


The Plumed Horse has been awarded the Michelin Star continuously from 2009 to 2016



Plumed Horse Receives Wine Spectator’s 2016 Grand Award!


Plumed Horse will be closed Monday October 31st for Halloween.

An Evening with Kosta Browne’s Dan Kosta

Dan Kosta and Michael Browne made their first barrel of wine in 1997.  Since that vintage, they have nurtured relationships with the best growers and honed their winemaking skills, making sure to focus on the vision and values with which they began.

Kosta Browne sources grapes from Russian River, Sonoma Coast, and Santa Lucia Highlands. Their single vineyard wines are blended to express the specific qualities and consistencies of their pedigreed vineyards. Pinot Noir is the perfect palate to define the terroir of these plantings.

Recently, Kosta Browne has created a custom winery tailored to how they make wine and has purchased their first vineyards.  They continue to focus on making high quality Pinot Noir.
The winemaker dinner will be held on November 10 at 7pm.  The evening will feature Kosta Browne wine selections  paired with Chef Peter’s cuisine.
$215 per person. Reservations open Friday October 21st. Limited to the first 40 guests