Former Chef of Mill Valley’s Molina Offers New Menu of Seasonally Driven Northern California Cuisine


El Paseo owner Sammy Hagar is thrilled to announce the arrival of Chef Todd Shoberg to his historic downtown Mill Valley restaurant as Executive Chef Henry Cortez moves on to new projects ahead. Todd was most recently owner and Executive Chef of Molina. Chef Todd will spend time getting acquainted with the El Paseo kitchen team and testing new menu items. By mid-August, a new menu will debut highlighting seasonal ingredients with uplifting clean flavors from the bounty of Northern California’s coastal region.


Hagar commented, “We are honored to have Chef Shoberg join our team. The new dishes Todd has been trying out on me are blowing my mind and the menu will be better than ever! I can’t wait to share the full menu with our loyal guests. I know his unique approach and commitment to detail are going to be well received by locals and visitors alike.”


Dating back to 1947, El Paseo is known for its hidden brick path entrance and romantic ivy-covered facade at 17 Throckmorton Ave. The longtime neighborhood gem will continue to evolve with approachable ingredient driven Northern California cuisine under Shoberg. The menus will include new dishes enlightened by locally available produce and a revamped happy hour in The Passage Bar.


Shoberg will be supported by Cassie Corless, joining El Paseo as General Manager & overseeing the cocktail program of the newly opened Passage Bar where diners can sip seasonal cocktails before moving into the charming dining room. Corless has also made a name for herself in the North Bay most recently serving as General Manager of Joanne Weir and Larry Mindel’s Copita in Sausalito. Chef Todd is already well known in the area for reshaping Piatti’s eight locations and his inventive conceptualization turning a neighborhood flatbread shop into the highly regarded Molina. Todd intends to take full advantage of the highest quality seasonal ingredients here in Northern California. See you there!


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