Building 101 in the Presidio. Photo by Blake Marvin.
Over in the Presidio, Traci Des Jardins (working with Bon Appétit Management Company) will be opening a restaurant and more (via Inside Scoop). First, let’s discuss the restaurant: it will be Californian with Spanish influences, and one of her previous chefs at Jardinière, Robbie Lewis, will be leading the kitchen. The restaurant will have 112 seats, and is opening in Building 101 (one of the Montgomery Street Barracks on the Main Post). It will be open for breakfast and lunch, offering espresso, takeout meals (great for picnics), and the option to dine in at lunch; evenings will have more of a bistro vibe. Look for an opening around Valentine’s Day in 2014.
There will also be a mercantile and larder retail shop offering handcrafted, artisan local foods: jams, breads, local cheeses, charcuterie, and other items. There will additionally be culinary classes offered, and catering options will be launching in time for the holidays for those holding events in the Presidio.