Hot Hot Heat

August , 2015
By: Elyse Inamine, Tasting Table

Add these August restaurant openings to your summer bucket list.

It may feel like summer's winding down, but in the restaurant world, it's just starting to heat up. New York's beloved freewheeling, smoke-loving chef is dreaming up new dishes in Napa, while a James Beard Award-winning chef is veering off his French and Asian tracks to focus on Madrid-style feasts. Here are five big restaurant openings to watch out for this month:

John Besh's right-hand pastry maven, Kelly Fields, is getting a bakery and restaurant all to her own. The JBFA's Outstanding Pastry Chef semifinalist is bringing homespun pastries, breads and delicately sugared desserts inspired by her grandmother to this South Market District spot with Domenica and Pizza Domenica's Lisa White. Will Fields' beloved caramelized chocolate panna cotta sprinkled with toasted coconut make an appearance at the new bakery? Only one way to find out.