Vegans in SF are rejoicing over the news that an upscale, Italian-inspired, vegan restaurant will be opening in the former ~JARDINIÈRE~ called BAIA (which means “bay” in Italian). The project is from Tracy Vogt, who owns a 32-acre farm animal sanctuary in Sonoma. She has brought on chef Matthew Kenney, who has vegan restaurants in LA (including Folia in Beverly Hills, Plant Food + Wine) and New York (Bar Verde), and has a vegan pizzeria chain, Double Zero, among other concepts as well.
According to the Chronicle, the space will be modernized a bit, but it sounds like Vogt appreciates the restaurant’s classic character. According to the Matthew Kenney site, lunch, brunch, and dinner will be offered. No opening date yet, stand by. 300 Grove St. at Franklin.
Jardinière. Photo: © FrankenyImages.com.