The exterior of Volta. Rendering courtesy of Volta.
We mentioned not too long ago that Staffan Terje and Umberto Gibin of Perbacco and barbacco were opening a new project, ~VOLTA~, in the former ‘Witchcraft location in SoMa. Here’s a little update for you curious diners, because this modern brasserie is going to open in early December.
The menu will pay homage to France (and highlight chef Terje’s classic French training) while using local and seasonal ingredients, so it will be changing often. Definitely look for Scandinavian influences from Swedish chef Terje as well (think housemade aquavit). There will be classic brasserie selections, older styles of Swedish charcuterie, cold and hot appetizers, shellfish, and entrées.
As for the rest of the team, the chef de cuisine is Keven Wilson, previously at Perbacco for the past three years; the pastry chef is Laura Cronin (also from Perbacco and barbacco); and the lead bar manager is Zachary Gray, who will be offering a menu of seasonal, classic cocktails. Working under Gibin will be co-wine directors Tristan Pitre (Acadia in Chicago) and Kevin Born (Soby’s New South Cuisine in Greenville, South Carolina), who will be focusing on French wines with an emphasis on the Rhone Valley, Loire, and South of France.
It will be a few weeks before we can see the modern European brasserie interior by CCS Architecture, featuring patterned tile flooring, art glass, and brass accents. Volta will be open daily for lunch 11:30am-2:30pm and dinner 5:30pm-10pm. 868 Mission St. at 5th St.