Dominique Crenn is throwing a bunch of dinner parties
Nine internationally acclaimed chefs are visiting Dominique Crenn’s Michelin-starred Atelier Crenn to collaborate on a series of one-off meals. Dubbed the Crenn World Chef Series, it kicks off November 19 with chef Martha Ortiz of Mexico’s Dulce Patria and wraps up May 15 with chef Quique Dacosta of Spain’s Quique Dacosta. Other guest chefs include Virgilio Martínez of Peru’s Central (as seen on Chef’s Table), Alex Atala of Brazil’s D.O.M. (also seen on Chef’s Table) with Manu Buffara of Brazil’s Manu, Daniel Boulud of New York’s Daniel, Ángel León of Spain’s Aponiente, Jan Hartwig of Germany’s Atelier, and Gert De Mangeleer of Belgium’s Hertog Jan. Each evening will seat 40 people between two seatings, with two nights for most chef, for $450 per person. Presale tickets for the first night become available tomorrow.
Crab, crab, crab
The Outer Richmond’s PPQ Dungeness Island team is opening a new crab-focused restaurant called Golden Crab in the Sunset, in the former Nami Ramen Bar space at 1830 Irving Street. Details are scarce for now, so stay tuned.
Conveyor belt sushi
Japantown has a new kaiten (conveyor belt) sushi restaurant in Izumi Kaiten, located at 1737 Post Street. Open for lunch and dinner, Izumi Kaiten offers a wide range of nigiri, sashimi, and rolls, delivered to your seat on color-coded plates.
A wine robot
Napa Valley’s Alpha Omega has announced the arrival of a grape-sorting robot called Alien, making it one of two wineries in the world to have this particular machine. The robot consists of three arms with suction grippers, and is designed to sort up to eight tons of grapes per hour. Yes, robots are really taking over the world.