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July 2011 Archive

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RESTAURANT NEWS

Openings

Joshu-ya Brasserie has opened in Berkeley. Twenty-seven-year-old executive chef and owner Jason Kwon, a Bay Area native, has created the new eatery in the former Joshu-ya Sushi Bar, with a remodel that includes dining room seating for 55 and a garden patio with banquette seating. Menu options include cured salmon salad with shaved daikon, fennel, Asian pear and truffle crème fraîche; farmed oysters; slow roasted pork belly soba; braised short rib sukiyaki; and seasonal sushi. California wines, Japanese craft beers, seasonal saké, shochu and cocktails comprise the drink program. Lunch Mon.-Sat., Dinner nightly. Joshu-ya Brasserie, 2441 Dwight Way, Berkeley, CA 94704, 510-848-5260.
 

News Bytes

Summer Dining at Masa's
Chef Gregory Short has created several new summer menus at Masa's to accommodate a range of appetites. The Chef's Degustation is priced at $140 for seven courses, and includes options such as osetra caviar with white corn pudding, tarragon crème fraîche and a savory tuile; Frog Hollow nectarine salad with Iberico ham and Marcona almonds with a rocolla purée; sweet butter poached Maine lobster with baby corn, summer truffles, corn pudding and chanterelles; pan-roasted sturgeon filet with creamed English peas, sweet carrot purée, cèpes and pea tendrils; pan-seared loin of nature-fed veal with Walla Walla onion soubise; as well as cheeses, dessert, and additional caviar service available à la carte. Shorter three- and four-course chef's menus are also available for $79 and $98, respectively, and both include dessert. Masa's, Executive Hotel Vintage Court, 648 Bush St., San Francisco, CA 94108, 415-989-7154.
 
Baker, Banker, Guest Chef
Over the next few months, Pacific Heights boîte Baker & Banker owner-chefs Lori Baker and Jeff Banker will host notable guest chefs for special dinners. On Wednesday, August 24, Thomas McNaughton of Flour + Water will be in the kitchen. Dinners are open to the public and cost $75 for five courses. Baker & Banker, 1701 Octavia St., San Francisco, CA 94109, 415-351-2500.
 
Eat Your Greens for Less
Vegetarian standout Greens restaurant now offers an affordable weekday "Greens to Go" happy hour menu from 5 p.m.-7 p.m., with small and large plates ranging in price from $3.50 to $12, all available for dine in or take out. A special selection of wines by the glass begins at $5, and select bottles are available to go at discount cost. Greens, Fort Mason, 2 Marina Blvd., Bldg. A, San Francisco, CA 94123, 415-771-6222.
 
Where to Celebrate Bastille Day in the Bay Area
La Folie, Café Claude and Le P'tit Laurent are just a few of the restaurants celebrating Bastille Day on July 14. This French national holiday lands on the day of the storming of the Bastille in 1789, which marked the start of the French Revolution. The day commemorates the fall of the monarch and the rise of the modern republic for French citizens. Find more San Francisco/Bay Area restaurants where you can join in the festivities with GAYOT.com's selections for the Best Bastille Day Dining.
 

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