Today marks the debut of Bon Voyage, the long-delayed sequel to Trick Dog from BV Hospitality, at 584 Valencia Street. Decor skews colorful and there will plenty of animal statues, paintings, and likenesses to admire, including two elephants above the outside entrance, welcoming patrons inside.
Co-founders Josh Harris and Morgan Schick have created a wonderland of cocktails influenced by Southeast Asia and Africa, with a healthy selection of slings and collinses (you know, like Joan, Bootys, Phil, and Edwyn). There’s also a retro flare to the place, bringing in some Palm Springs glamour. Many drinks are twists on classics like the “Bananarac!,” a take on a sazerac made with Old Overholt Bonded rye, Brandy Sainte Louise, banana, bananisette, and bitters.
Food is no fusion, however. Chef Wilder Marroquin (Betelnut, China Live), has created a menu of Chinese dishes “from the wok,” in dumpling and bun form, and “other things” like Szechaun eggplant with oyster sauce, and mushroom soy, and fried pork egg rolls. The best news? Bon Voyage will be pumping out dumplings til 2 a.m. every night of the week. Check out the full menu below.
Stay tuned for photos and more details. Meanwhile, Bon Voyage opens today (Monday, October 15) at 2 p.m. It will be open Monday-Friday from 2 p.m. -2 a.m. (kitchen at 5 p.m.) and 12 p.m.- 2 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday (food all day).