French food

Verjus Aims to Bring Healthy Social Interaction to an Antisocial Pandemic

Fresh off the high of earning a third Michelin star for Quince, a Jackson Square area restaurant featuring Californian contemporary cuisine, Matt Cirne and owners Michael and Lindsay Tusk knew they wanted to start something new. Independently, the team reached a conclusion: They wanted to capture the essence of the wine bars of Paris and Europe – something that was casual, yet focused on creating delicious food, serving natural wine, and promoting social interaction.

A Window to the Past at Le Colonial

One does not simply enter Le Colonial. It begins by stepping into an alleyway, advancing up a flight of stairs, and finding yourself in a mosaic-tiled patio dripping with palm fronds, and soon, an elegant dining room lined with vintage photographs…

Cafe Bastille: Un Plaisir

Cafe Bastille opened in the fall of 1990 as one of the first French restaurants of its kind to make a splash in San Francisco. When its owner, Olivier Azancot, first arrived in the city, he liked it so much that he decided to stay. He had come from France after finishing culinary school, with the intention of settling down in Australia…

Zazie: Building a Legacy by Putting employees First

When Megan Cornelius celebrated becoming part owner of Zazie – a foundational legacy-status establishment in Cole Valley and her restaurant home for over a decade – it was January and the catastrophic effects of the COVID19 crisis could not even be imagined…

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