The cheese platter of my dreams at Les Clos (and yes, there was Époisses on there). Photo: © tablehopper.com.
Oh, hello Friday, so good to see you. This week has been giving my liver a workout; sorry (not sorry), liver! It has also been all about impromptu gatherings, which I love. Tuesday night I went to Doc’s Lab to listen to Duggan McDonnell and Jordan Mackay talk about McDonnell’s new book, Drinking the Devil’s Acre, followed by a late-night dinner at Trestle across the street with friends I didn’t know I was going to see that night, let alone dine with, yay.
Wednesday’s evening hangout at Les Clos turned into a fun gathering. I loved how people just kept arriving at our table—it felt like a night in Europe at my old neighborhood bar. And let me tell you, the new duck confit with hibiscus gastrique and duck fat potatoes is the business. (I also appreciated how the staff sent me home with some much-needed espresso for the morning, too cute. XOXO!)
Last night was the tablehopper supper at 1601 Bar & Kitchen, which you can read all about in today’s issue (you’re going to want to dine there soon, trust), and this evening I’m getting ready to head to the Presidio for the sold-out Perfect Portuguese Pairings in the Presidio event. And then there’s CUESA’s Sunday Supper coming up (also sold out). And lots and lots of exercise the next few days—and some dancing too.
In case you’re looking for some pizza this weekend, there are two new places opening: Caputo is now open for dinner on the Embarcadero, and Delarosa in Yerba Buena. We’ll have details in Tuesday’s tablehopper!