Benu, the heralded new restaurant from former French Laundry chef de cuisine Corey Lee, surprises anyone expecting a traditional, high-end dining experience. Lee has changed all the rules.
His restaurant takes up a small portion of the old Hawthorne Lane space. A windowed kitchen bristling with a dozen cooks is visible only from Hawthorne Street, not from two small, austere, windowless dining rooms. Read More
For lovers of succulent ground meat dishes, Victoria Wise has written a consciousness-raising cookbook that pooh-poohs the notion that sausage has to be encased — or even made of meat. Read More
San Franciscans typically regard their city as quaint, Victorian, hilly and close to nature — horizontal, not vertical.
So I was surprised when I walked into Prospect, a big new restaurant on the ground floor of The Infinity, a glass tower that’s part of a massive residential development that will have four high rises, 640 units and will cover two city blocks. I felt like a tourist in my own city. Read More