The Mexican tradition of Las Posadas commemorates the journey of Mary and Joseph as they sought shelter in Bethlehem. It is typically celebrated December 16th through the 24th. ~LA URBANA~ is honoring this festival of community and hospitality in their own way, by hosting guest chefs each evening during the traditional Las Posadas dates. In addition, 5 percent of the proceeds from every tasting menu sold will be donated to a local food bank. The dinners will be seven courses, and guest chefs include Melissa Perfit of Bar Crudo on Tuesday December 16th, Cyril Bermond and Michelle Hernandez of Le Dix-Sept Pâtisserie on Wednesday December 17th, and Shawn Naputi of Prubechu on Sunday December 21st. It will all culminate in a special menu from La Urbana’s chef, Julio Aguilera, on Wednesday December 24th; get all the details here. The dinners are $65 per person. They are expected to sell out, so call to reserve soon.
On Friday December 12th and 19th, LE COLONIAL will be open for a special holiday lunch from 11:30am-2:30pm. The space is perfect for taking a break from downtown shopping or other busyness. The more casual service will include dishes like a soft-shell crab and pomelo salad with yogurt vinaigrette, and pan-roasted salmon with a sweet chile glaze. 20 Cosmo Pl. at Post, 415-931-3600.
The veranda at Le Colonial. Photo courtesy of Le Colonial.