While Chris Cosentino and his reps have been tight-lipped about any and all details regarding Cosentino's planned restaurant in the former Zuppa space in SOMA, the memo on omertá apparently didn't make it to their designer, who just released a whole slew of info on the restaurant, which will be called Cockscomb. According to a release, Cockscomb will offer a menu reflecting the Top Chef Masters winner's New England upbringing, including a raw bar, with some remnants of his Incanto days in the form of offal dishes, head-to-tail dinners, and an overall "approachable dining and bar experience."
Celano Design Studio is helping Cosentino put together an eclectic space filled with his favorite items, including a lot of elements inspired by graffiti and biking and some reclaimed wood planking. Some of the quirkier additions will include a balcony made from an old wooden ship (featuring the restaurant's rooster logo), taxidermied animals, chandeliers made from reused bike chains, and pendant lights made from old fisherman's nets. The only detail Cosentino's team would share with us is a tentative opening date of late fall, likely November or December. Still to come: more details on the menu, intel on the cocktails (Zuppa had full liquor), and a seating count. In the meantime, those seeking their dose of Cosentino can hit up his fast-casual Porcellino, in the former Incanto space, or his Ferry Building salumeria, Boccalone.
· Chris Cosentino Taking SOMA's Former Zuppa Space [~ ESF ~]
· Interview: Chris Cosentino on Boccalone's Charcuterie [~ ESF ~]
· Chris Cosentino's Favorite Bay Area Spots For Offal [~ ESF ~]