The exterior of The Lab. Photo: Albert Law.
Dinnertime in the cozy space. Photo: Albert Law.
Alejandra Espinosa’s green plantain tostones with poached egg, piquillo coulis. Photo: Albert Law.
Some exciting news for Dogpatch residents (and people like me who love the neighborhood): local social dining marketplace Feastly is going to be hosting weekly pop-ups Wednesday through Sunday nights in Recchiuti’s ~THE LAB~ (previously the cozy Piccino space). Different chefs will be rotating on different nights, so one night could be Robin Song with his upcoming Junju, while the next night might feature Alexander Hong’s Sorrel. It’s a great way to try the food of chefs forging their way to opening a brick-and-mortar location. Prices will range from $32 for two or three courses to $75 for a seven-course meal.
The first event features Robin Song this Friday October 30th (and upcoming Fridays), followed by Brasserie Quito by Alejandra Espinosa on Wednesdays (“a night in France with a hint of Ecuador”), Ichido by Geoff Reed on Thursdays (“fished and foraged omakase,” with dishes like marinated anchovies, heirloom tomatoes, ginger, smoky yuzu kosho aioli, and sesame crostini), and Alexander Hong’s Sorrel (“seasonal and market-driven”; think duck egg raviolo with Swiss chard and ricotta) on Saturdays. Sunday suppers, brunch, and a nightly schedule will be coming soon, including events from La Cocina graduates. Follow the schedule here.
Do note that all dinners are ticketed, so there are no walk-ins. All tickets include tax and tip, and some meals include wine, and some are BYOB. Use my tablehopper link for $10 off your first Feastly meal!
Recchiuti will continue to host his own Taste Project pop-ups, brunches, and third Thursday paella nights. 801 22nd St. at Tennessee.