The gorgeous Golden Gate Bridge. Photo: © tablehopper.com.
I have a bunch of special menus and guest chefs and more for your restaurant radar this month. First, in honor of the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge, ~PRESIDIO SOCIAL CLUB~ will be featuring a seafood special highlighting products that were historically sourced from the San Francisco Bay. The roasted sturgeon with a bay-style chowder will be available for $17.50 at lunch and $27.50 at dinner, while bar manager Tim Stookey has put together a signature Golden Gate #2 cocktail, $7.50. Both are available throughout the month of May.
Starting Wednesday May 9th, ~A16~ is launching a three-course, prix-fixe lunch menu for $20. Guests may select from two appetizer, entrée, and dessert options. May’s options include burrata for an app and pork meatballs for your second course, lucky you. Swing by Wed-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm.
Meanwhile, you’ll want to visit ~SPRUCE~ on Sundays for the return of Burgers & Burgundy. You can order the classic burger ($16) that comes on a housemade English muffin bun with pickled onions, zucchini, and remoulade, with add-ons like bacon for $2, an egg for $2, or smothered in Époisses for $4. You’ll be able to choose from three different selections of Burgundy available at $10, $16, and $25, or a flight of all three for $18. The selection will rotate each week.
Since May is burger month, ~BOURBON STEAK~ is offering a trio of burgers and a cocktail for $20. You can get the beef short rib burger with red cabbage and horseradish slaw, the Bourbon burger with house-ground Angus beef and Nicasio reserve cheddar, and the Kobe “Double Double” with 1001 Island dressing, all paired with the Kentucky Fats cocktail (orange-infused bourbon, bacon fat-infused Angostura bitters, and FAIR. goji liqueur). This special will be available in the bar and lounge at Bourbon Steak the entire month of May.
Over at ~COTOGNA~, the Sunday Supper series is going to feature some guest chefs in May: chefs Katja and Caro Baum, Quince’s own visiting in-residence chefs from three-star Michelin restaurant Amador in Mannheim, Germany, on May 13th; chefs Evan and Sarah Rich of the pop-up dinner series Chefs’ Night Off and the upcoming Rich Table restaurant in Hayes Valley on May 20th; and chef Chad Colby, executive chef of Los Angeles’ Mozza Scuola, winner of L.A.’s edition of Cochon 555 on May 27th. The dinner is, as usual, $50 prix-fixe, but if you add the cheese course, it’s $58.
And on Wednesday May 16th, Berkeley’s ~CAFÉ ROUGE~ is going to be offering a Corsican-themed menu paired with Corsican wines from Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant. The menu will include squid stew, wild boar, spit-roasted lamb, Corsican classic figatullu sausage, and ravioli with nettles. Diners can order these selections à la carte, or go for the full menu. Wines will be offered by the half glass and glass, and by the bottle.