Updates/Upcoming Projects: The Commissary, Bay Cuisine & Cocktails

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Building 101 in the Presidio. Photo by Blake Marvin.

A name has been revealed for Traci Des Jardins’ new restaurant in conjunction with the Presidio Trust that’s due to open this spring: ~THE COMMISSARY~, paying homage to the Presidio’s military history. The menu will be Californian with Spanish inspiration, with local seafood and ingredients from the farmers and ranchers of nearby Marin and Sonoma counties. The restaurant is opening on the first floor of a former barracks that dates back to 1895, at 101 Montgomery Street, and how convenient, it’ll be in the former barracks mess hall. Look for a simple and pared-down design: there will be salvaged Douglas fir tabletops, an open kitchen, a bar serving coffee in the day and cocktails at night, a private dining room, and a retail wine and grab-and-go area.

Chef Jonnatan Leiva (previously Jack Falstaff) is returning from some stints in New York over the past few years to open a place in San Francisco, with a working title of ~BAY CUISINE & COCKTAILS~. Scoop mentions he is still looking for a location; his partners in the business are Khalid Lahlou (Dixie) and Chris Wright. Updates when I hear ‘em.