Chef News and Hires: Jake's and Perbacco


Jake’s dining room photo via Eater by Molly DeCoudreaux.

There’s some shuffling in the Castro this week: ~JAKE’S ON MARKET~ has brought on Joshua Feliciano, formerly of Nombe, AQ, and Delfina, as chef. He is replacing Erik Hopfinger, who left to become the private vacation chef to the British Royal Family. Well then. The menu will stay focused on seasonally driven American classics, and Feliciano will be running specials to keep things interesting. They are also now offering lunch instead of late-night dining. Here are the new hours: lunch from Mon-Fri 11am-2:30pm, dinner every day 5pm-10pm, and brunch Sat-Sun 10am-4pm.

Downtown, ~PERBACCO~ has a new pastry chef. Laura Cronin of Zero Zero and Thorough Bread and Pastry has taken over, and as of August 15th the dessert menu should be all new. Her menu items will be focused on seasonality, with particular attention paid to herbs and spices. Offerings include a pesche ripiene, or stuffed peaches filled with amaretti, toasted Marcona almonds, honey caramel, and verbena gelato.