Quick update for you on RT ROTISSERIE, the upcoming fast-casual/counter-service rotisserie place opening this month from Evan and Sarah Rich of Rich Table in Hayes Valley.
The menu will feature rotisserie chicken (from Rocky Jr.), porchetta (from Olivier’s Butchery), and cauliflower (yup, also from the rotisserie!), all prepared the same way with a buttermilk brine, umami powder, garlic, and Douglas fir, and then brushed with a smoked, roasted garlic oil, and finished with fresh herbs, including dill, shiso, parsley, and mint, and lemon on the side. There will be four or five sauces, like cilantro chimichurri and avocado ranch, and sides like umami sweet potato fries (dusted with porcini powder and herb mix), charred cabbage slaw, and who can say no to oysters on the half shell while you wait for your dinner?
You can enjoy the mains as sandwiches—served on a house-baked San Francisco-style Dutch crunch bread—or in a salad, with seasonal market greens like Little Gem, kale, or chicories, tossed with a miso vinaigrette and a house herb and seed mix. Beer and wine, including a proprietary pinot noir bottling from Jamie Kutch of Kutch Wines, check.
Dessert includes mint chocolate cookies, crackle sugar-topped molasses cookies, a bowl of market fruit, and a milk ice and seasonal sorbet blend.
The 800-square-foot space will have 46 seats, full of windows and natural light, plus continuing the design style of Rich Table’s white oak walls, although now there’s a chicken logo mural (which Evan’s dad designed, awww).
Hours will be daily 11am-9pm—I’ll keep you posted on the opening date. They will also be offering delivery on Caviar. 101 Oak St. at Franklin.
Evan and Sarah Rich. Photo: Kassie Borreson.