JACK LONDON SQUARE—Chip Conley and Joie de Vivre (who we think might be taking over the Bay) have announced a new batch of details about the resurfacing of Miss Pearl's Jam House in Jack London Square's Waterfront Hotel (pictured). We've already learned that Joey Altman will be consulting on the project (it's a resurrection of his original '80s restaurant, after all), but now there's a date (mid-August), an executive chef (Robert Barker, alum of Emeril's), and plenty to note about the 8,000 square foot design:
Michael Brennan (La Table, Domaine Chandon, Cortez) is creating the look and feel of Miss Pearl's Jam House – reminiscent of a grand mansion located on a tropical island ... Expect to find abalone shell walls with LED backlighting, recycled glass and heavy, rich fabrics, shell chairs covered in pearl essence, and reconditioned light fixtures with various brass instrument bases.
Ceiling fans wave breezily through the space, above a herringbone floor, and a bar-top that makes you feel as though you're looking down onto the ocean floor with a clear resin base that gives way to sunken treasure of sparkling jewels, shells, and antique trinkets.The space will also include a raw bar, rotisserie and wood oven, with the "island cuisine" menu influenced by Altman's '80s version. There will 100 seats in the dining room, and assuming our math is correct, 330 seats total between the various bars, patios and lounges, so the new Miss Pearl's should either be very impressive or a Disneyland spectacle; either way, we're looking forward to watching. Oh, and if that weren't enough to grab your attention, Jell-O shots are involved too.
· OaklandWire [~ESF~]