Ola Fendert, a native of Stockholm, Sweden, quickly gained recognition in San Francisco by working his way up from classic French restaurants such as Alain Rondelli to Scala's Bistro, Plouf, Chez Papa and to finally his own restaurant Oola Restaurant. Opened in 2004, Oola (phonetically spelled), established itself as the one of the Top 50 Hot Spots in the country by Bon Appetit within its first year of opening. Ola takes pride in creating "San Francisco cuisine" fusing his classical french training with Italian, American and his Swedish roots. Oola is best known for its All Natural Baby Back Ribs, a dish that was originally created for the staff of the restaurant. They loved it so much, Ola put it on the menu. Today, it is a must-have from Oola's menu.