Still more late breaking news today as Eater learns that the sorely missed Ravi Kapur will be hopping back into action very soon. Next Monday (Feb. 20) he'll do a pop-up "supper" at Citizen's Band, where his good friend Chris Beerman serves as executive chef.
Since leaving Prospect in September, Kapur has spent the past few months traveling to Japan and his native Hawaii, where he became reinspired by Hawaiian cuisine. The indigenous "plate lunches" display the Hawaiin cultural mash-up of food from China, Portugal, Japan, and the Philippines. Kapur's pop-up will provide an outlet for him to develop his own ideas around this "plate lunch" concept.
Kapur adds that he's excited to step away from the management side of being a chef, get back to the basics, and a better relationship to his guests. He's also focused on being close in proximity to his wife and new son, Makoa. That's why he's currently "casually" seeking the right brick-and-mortar location near his family's home in the Mission.
Prepping for Monday now: the pop-up will consist of about ten dishes, served family style for $65 per person. You can book a seat via OpenTable, and some seats will be set aside for walk-ins. Now do check out the formative menu sketch:
chilled potatoes, smoked miso, cured roe
beets, seaweed, ranch
tako poke, cucumber, sesame
clams, curry, pig ear
grilled beef tongue, shaved radish, chili
brussels sprouts kim chi
cauliflower, anchovy butter
honey glazed chicken wings, mint, spring onion
pork rib, peanuts, fish sauce
duck miso sausage, turnips