Well, the talented man behind some of my favorite salads (and burger) in the city, chef Chris Kronner, is leaving ~BAR TARTINE~ to accept a big, new, exciting offer elsewhere. In fact, he’s leaving the Bay Area entirely for said project. Now, I have taken a pinkie swear to not say a peep, so I won’t. But let’s just say I’m really excited for him. It was an opportunity he just couldn’t pass up, and Bar Tartine’s owners, Elisabeth Prueitt and Chad Robertson, wish him well.
Taking his place will be Nicolaus Balla, previously at Nombe and O Izakaya Lounge. Balla will be starting March 1st, and the new direction/slant that Nick will bring will be revealed in coming weeks (and no, Bar Tartine will not become an izakaya). There’s also the expansion into the space next door, daytime service that will be added, and an expanded bread program coming, so there’s lots to look forward to in coming months.
One of Kronner’s amazing salads.