Cookhouse, a New Place for Your Next Dinner Party

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Exterior photo by Sierra Fish Photography.

Any San Franciscan who loves to cook but is limited to only hosting four-person dinner parties due to living in a small apartment will appreciate this little bit of news. Due to open in January 2011 from Jennifer Wu will be ~COOKHOUSE~, a cool space above Vesuvio in North Beach/Chinatown that is being designed to host dinner parties, cooking classes, and other events, from business meetings to birthdays.

There will be a fully outfitted and high-performance Thermador kitchen (courtesy of Purcell Murray), dishes, glassware, tableware, a stocked pantry, and room for 25 guests. (That’s right, no linen or glassware rentals!) You can cook the food yourself, or hire a chef or a cooking instructor. Lauren Geremia is designing the airy loft to be a comfortable space, which will have wood counters, marble, and custom furniture. The place is yours exclusively for the night—and here’s the best part: you don’t have to do the dishes! 253 Columbus Ave. at Broadway.