MANOS NOUVEAU had reopened in the Castro after leaving its Mission digs (it was replaced on 22nd Street by Californios). Manuel Montalban and Gualberto Nic Camara are partners in the restaurant, and met while working at Fresca on Fillmore. The menu is Latin-French, with both small and large plates. Small dishes include Latin chicken meatballs, ahi tuna ceviche, and black bean soup, while large dishes include salmon with chimole rice, and seared duck breast with a Maya kun (pumpkin) sauce. Take a peek at the menu here. Hours are 5pm-10pm Tue-Sun. 3970 17th St. at Market, 415-872-5507.
We reported in December that the recently closed BURMESE KITCHEN would be popping up in the former To Hyang space in the Inner Richmond. Now, The Bold Italic is reporting that the pop-up has opened as of today, Tuesday January 20th, and will be occupying the space for a year. Yay, Dennis! Now we just need to find To Hyang a new spot. 3815 Geary Blvd. at 2nd Ave., 415-474-5569.
Prawns Riviera at Manos Nouveau. Photo from Facebook.