Molina’s fare is centered around a daily menu, dictated by the seasonal ingredients grown and raised by local farmers and ranchers. Our wood-fired cuisine is prepared in the historic and beautiful Alan Scott oven that serves as the heart of our restaurant. Our rotating menu features an array of dishes that are imagined by Chef Todd Shoberg and embody casual fine dining of the Northern California Coast. As Chef Todd Shoberg so aptly put it, “Molina is a Spanish/Italian surname that refers to a person who lives, works, or manages the mill. Molina is dedicated to continuing in the tradition of the maker of our incredible oven, Alan Scott, who believed his oven brought communities together. Molina is the community, it’s you and it’s me. We live and work and manage the mill, as it is our own. Molina is as comfortable as having dinner in my home, or in your home, therefore it becomes our home.” Built for the local community, by those who care about it, Molina is a space born out of great passion and inspiration. Each individual who has played a role in the design of the restaurant has come to the project with a story all their own. Here are just a few of those tales: CHEF/PROPRIETOR TODD SHOBERG Naturally, I have always dreamed of having my own small restaurant where I was capable of authentically driving the entire culture of the restaurant; a space where I could touch every plate, make new friends and entertain existing ones. When I first came to California to cook and to evolve my career as a chef, I obviously wanted to be in San Francisco. But with my background in cycling and still remaining an avid cyclist for pleasure and also a true admirer and photographer of nature, I made my way to Marin to ascend and descend Mt. Tam, an iconic mountain – the birthplace of mountain biking! It took one or two trips to the mountain and I knew that was where I wanted to settle and grow some roots. Mill Valley spoke to me, it was everything I dreamed of. A small community nestled in the giant trees at the base of Mt. Tam, with rich culture and history. A stones throw from the rugged and gorgeous pacific ocean, where John Muir saw its true potential and beauty. Picturesque. Quiet and safe. Such close proximity to the greatest city in the states, San Francisco.
17 Madrona St.
Mill Valley, California 94941