"How do you create a compelling dining experience that inspires guests to return again and again? Exceptional cuisine is paramount, but service can often make the difference between a good dining experience and a superlative one. During my 40-plus-year career in the hospitality industry, it has been my goal to pursue the art of approachable fine-dining. At Cyrus, a two Michelin star restaurant in Healdsburg, Calif., helmed by chef Douglas Keane, we expect that elusive combination of genuine warmth and personality combined with exacting execution."
--Nick Payton, maitre d' and co-owner, Cyrus restaurant, Healdsburg, Calif., "Industry Voices," August 2010, Chef Magazine