Special September Menus

A variety of restaurants are hosting ~SPECIAL EVENINGS, MENUS, AND MORE IN SEPTEMBER~. For the month of September, ~MASA'S~ is hosting a Celebration of Tomatoes, honoring Verdure Farm in Healdsburg. Executive chef Gregory Short has created a special, eight-course tasting menu celebrating late-harvest heirloom tomatoes, available Tuesday through Saturday nights. The menu could include dishes such as a vine-ripened tomato salad with sourdough croutons, 50-year-old balsamic vinegar, and basil-infused extra virgin olive oil; or a "BLT" of braised bacon toast, hearts of romaine, tomatoes three ways, and truffle-parmesan foam. The eight-course menu is $105 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity. An optional wine pairing is available for an additional $79.

From September 15th–19th, chef Peter McNee of ~POGGIO~ in Sausalito will be cooking up seafood in a dozen crudo (raw/marinated/cured) and cotto (cooked) dishes for the first-annual Festa del Pesce. The chef has sourced as much locally caught seafood on the menu as possible—from Monterey sardines, calamari, and anchovies to mackerel and swordfish. The antipasti dishes (each preparation is different) are $7–$9 per dish, or three for $21.

Starting on September 22nd, chef Staffan Terje of ~PERBACCO~ will begin a series of regional menus, in addition to offering Perbacco's main menu, where he will reveal the best traditional and seasonal dishes he has found in the individual provinces of Piemonte. Menus will be offered as a four-course prix fixe for $45, or individual dishes will be offered á la carte. The choice of province is determined by when a main ingredient is at its peak both locally and in Piemonte (with the exception of truffles) or when weather and seasonality dictates the cuisine.

Up first is Cuneo, from September 22nd–October 17th. This province is alive at harvest time with nuts, mushrooms, grapes, and peppers. Dishes on the special menu include snails braised with anchovy, tomato, and pine nuts; wild mushroom agnolotti and fonduta agnolotti with hazelnut brown butter; and Barbera-braised oxtail with roasted grapes and potato puree.

Special September Menus

648 Bush St.
Cross: Powell St.
San Francisco, CA 94108


777 Bridgeway Blvd.
Sausalito, CA 94965


230 California St.
Cross: Battery St.
San Francisco, CA 94111