Americano photo by Cesar Rubio.
A couple of special seafood suppers this week: ~AMERICANO~ at Hotel Vitale is hosting its first ever Oceanic Dinner this Thursday August 23rd. Not only will chef Kory Stewart and his team prepare the Oceanic meal, they will catch the seafood themselves beforehand! The final menu will be determined by the day’s catch, but sample menu items may include charred Half Moon Bay octopus with tomato passata, wild fennel, and oil-cured olives. Seating begins at 6:30pm. $95 per person for four courses, inclusive of hors d’oeuvres and beverages. Reservations are required: 415-278-3777.
And from Thursday August 23rd-Sunday August 26th, chef Alicia Jenish of ~GRAND CAFÉ~ is hosting another one of her Misfit Dinners: this one will feature cephalopods! Think octopus, calamari, and more showing up in special dishes like an octopus terrine or housemade sausage-stuffed local squid.
Alicia is also teaching a cooking class on Saturday August 25th, demonstrating how to roast a leg of lamb in a bed of hay, plus panzanella and grilled marinated peppers. Tickets are $25. 2:30pm-4pm. Attendees that have brunch at Grand Café before the class receive 10 percent off of their brunch bill.