Just because you need more goodies in your life…especially NOW. A few weeks ago, I mentioned the latest project at Nico, now MAISON NICO, a French-inspired market, épicerie, and café from chef-owner Nicolas Delaroque and Paul Einbund (The Morris), offering French pâtés and terrines, viennoiserie, sweets, coffee (including Paul’s Chartreuse cappuccino), French and Californian wines, and their popular brioche feuilletée (just wait until you bite into it). Grand opening is this Wednesday October 28th, you can read more in this Eater preview. Open Wed-Sun 9am-4pm. 710 Montgomery St. at Washington.
Fans of the gorg cannelés from Michelle Hernandez will be thrilled with the news that after years of pop-ups, she has opened her Mission bakery, LE DIX-SEPT PATISSERIE, serving pastries, confections, breads, and some savory treats as well, plus some beverages. I say order a weekend pastry box and taste your way through the offering. You can read more in this piece on Eater. Open Sat-Sun 10am-3pm for now. 3376 18th St. at Mission.
There’s also a new pop-up in the former Barcino space in Hayes Valley, AKNA, serving Mexican-Mayan cuisine from a father-son duo (Eddie and Ivan Arriaga) who have been part The Absinthe Group for a combined 38 years. The menu features Mexican and Mayan/Yucatecan dishes, including botanas like ceviche and nopalito salad, tacos (including quesabirria tacos) and tamales, and traditional entrées of braised beef, prawns, and a daily special, plus handmade blue corn tortillas, freshly made salsas, and desserts like buñuelos de viento and dulce de papaya. Outside dining on their “palapa,” takeout, and delivery are available Wed-Sun 12pm-8pm. 399 Grove St. at Gough.
The brioche feuilletée from the upcoming Maison Nico. Photo: © tablehopper.com.