The Claremont Club & Spa hits reset on shuttered Antoinette
This spring brought a rocky start for the Claremont Club & Spa’s relaunched restaurant Antoinette, the hotel’s collaboration with generally very successful power chef Dominique Crenn (Atelier Crenn, Petit Crenn). One month after its splashy opening in February, Crenn parted ways with the restaurant, and it was shuttered until further notice. Now, today Antoinette will reopen as Limewood, a local, seasonally-dedicated restaurant, with chef Joseph Humphrey (The Advocate, The Restaurant at Meadowood) taking charge. The space itself — while just redesigned months ago for Antoinette — has a new tile floor and different furniture. See the full menu and hours here.
Atwater Tavern adds brunch
There’s yet another new brunch option for your weekend morning needs. Atwater Tavern, the new seafood spot with unbeatable AT&T Park views, has added brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Check out the menu here.
Restaurants give back to Italy earthquake relief efforts
After the devastating earthquake in Italy, some Italian San Francisco restaurants are participating in relief efforts. Here’s a quick list:
- Tosca Cafe is donating proceeds from all Pasta All’Amatriciana dishes sold through Tuesday, August 30.
- Through September 4, Napa’s Ca’ Momi Osteria is adding spaghetti all'amatriciana to the menu and donating all proceeds from this dish.
- Barzotto will be donating a portion of every bowl of their Bucatini all'Amatriciana sold through Saturday, September 3.
- Hot Italian Pizza Bar donated 100 percent of its proceeds from August 24 to the Italian Red Cross, which amounted to around $5,000 between all three locations.
- Beach Chalet in SF and Lake Chalet in Oakland are donating proceeds from every Bucatini All’Amatriciana entrée sold through September 4.
- Three dollars from every Amatriciana pinsa sold at Montesacro Pinseria from August 26 through August 30 will be donated.
- Three dollars from every Amatriciana pasta and pinsa sold at 54 Mint from August 26 through August 30 will be donated.
Two SF Cooking School students are headed to Spain
The chefs of El Celler de Can Roca, the world’s second best restaurant on the World’s 50 Best list, blew through SF last week for a crazy 18-course dinner of culinary boundary-pushing dishes. Aside from the culinary theatrics, one of the tour’s purposes is to foster local talent in each of the five cities. To that end, SF Cooking School students helped with the dinner, and two were chosen as recipients of an internship at El Celler de Can Roca in Spain, with all travel, accommodation, and food expenses covered by El Celler and BBVA. The winners are Lexi Marine, a pastry cook at Boulevard and more recent grad Joyce Tang.