Grilled avocado, shrimp, lime, red onion, cilantro. Photo courtesy of 1760.
Smoke-scented aji, charred green garlic, frisée, kumquat. Photo courtesy of 1760.
Great news to share today: ~1760~ will be opening its doors on Monday September 9th! tablehopper had a recap about the project a few weeks ago, highlighting the menu and a sneak peek at the interior, but here are a few more details for you.
The team (co-owners Giancarlo Paterlini and Suzette Gresham, with wine director Gianpaolo Paterlini and executive chef Adam Tortosa) have brought on bar manager Christopher Longoria (previously Aziza), so look for some of his brilliant cocktails using fruit, spices, vegetables, and more. For example, his Mango and Spice Cocktail was inspired by a trip to Central Mexico where his favorite snack was fresh mango with spices sold from a cart; some of the ingredients (mango, lime, cayenne, long pepper, and rum) will be prepared sous vide for the drink. There’s also the Pear Ginger Cocktail, with pear juice, verdicchio, ginger, and gin served over a special Campari ice cube. As for Gianpaolo’s wine list, look for around 250 European and domestic selections (nope, not just Italy).
As mentioned before, Tortosa was previously at INK and Kiwami in Los Angeles, and his menu of plates (both small and large) built to be shared will show influences from his travels throughout Asia and Italy. You can look over his menu again here, along with the dessert selections from pastry chef Riccardo Menicucci (who has been at Acquerello since 2011).
The furniture hasn’t arrived just yet, so stand by for pictures of the interior by designer John Wheatman. There are 75 seats, with a communal seating area, a long bar, and an open kitchen. The building dates back to 1935, and during construction, Wheatman exposed the original glass brick windows. The exterior is charcoal gray, and look for more light coming in from the new, tall windows. Inside are tones of dark brown and charcoal, and there’s a mirrored wall behind the bar. There are also elements of walnut, polished concrete floors, and black tiles. Yeah, it sounds handsome doesn’t it? The restaurant will be open for dinner nightly 5pm-11pm. To make a reservation, visit 1760sf.com or call 415-359-1212.