[Photo: Naseema Khan]
Café des Amis (née Des Amis née Vache) has been such a long time coming, it's hard to believe they'll be swinging those fancy black lacquered wood doors open on Wednesday. And it's a handsome boite to boot; so take a moment to flip through the gallery here for a pre-opening gander. Then put this in the context of all the other openings that have graced Union Street this year.
As far as food and beverage go, look for a seasonal Paris-meets-Provence menu with most produce coming from the Bacchus Management Group's organic coastal farm in Woodside. Similarly, coffee and bread are sourced from their own Roast Coffee Company and Mayfield Bakery. Partner Tim Stannard tells Eater the French onion soup is so unbelievable he's been eating it daily as the opening nears. Other early standouts include Bar Manager Brandon Clements' Corpse Reviver II cocktail c. 1930, a towering profiterole platter with hot chocolate sauce poured tableside and a magnum of La Fin du Monde beer, Stannard tells us was "very challenging to source." A refresher on other Café des Amis factoids can be found in the Eater SF archives.