Sarah Blau

Sarah started her culinary career in baking and pastry over 12 years ago, but got a taste of the wine world while living and working as pastry chef for a privately owned Chateau in Southwest France. Her experience with Europe’s rich wine and food culture inspired Sarah to intensify her beverage studies upon returning to the United States. She pursued her interest in wine, becoming a certified sommelier and working in a variety of roles in both the wine and restaurant worlds. Sarah lived her dream by working in New York City.  She began as a member of the wine team at the luxury hotel, The Mandarin Oriental New York. Later, she made her mark as beverage manager of Aquavit. It was at Aquavit that she was part of the management team earning the restaurant its first 2 Michelin stars. Sarah was also mentioned by name in Pete Wells’ three-star New York Times review of Aquavit. She has recently moved to San Francisco to continue her hospitality career, and brings her passion for food, wine and service to Aster.