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Dining, Eat Saison's Bar Menu: Belly Up to the One Percent

Saison's Bar Menu: Belly Up to the One Percent

There's no getting around it: Saison is expensive. At $248 ($396 with wine pairings), the mandatory tasting menu in the 18-seat dining room is the priciest in the city. Even at the bar, pretentiously called "the salon," items on the…
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Dining, SFoodie Is Benu's Corey Lee One of <em>Food & Wine</em>'s Best New Chefs?

Is Benu's Corey Lee One of Food & Wine's Best New Chefs?

Every year, just before Food & Wine magazine announces its annual list of 10 best new chefs, editor Dana Cowin (@fwscout) tweets out hints about the winners, using the hashtag #BestNewChefs. At least one Bay Area chef usually makes the…
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Dining, SFoodie Oldest Liquor Store Folds, Dear Mom, and Saison Eyes a New Place

Oldest Liquor Store Folds, Dear Mom, and Saison Eyes a New Place

The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. Born the year Prohibition ended, the city's oldest liquor store has passed on. Tablehopper shares that the Financial District's John Walker & Co.…
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Dining, SFoodie Saison is Moving, Doggie Diner to Crumble, and an Eight-Year Wait

Saison is Moving, Doggie Diner to Crumble, and an Eight-Year Wait

The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. Grub Street reports Saison is on the move. After Food & Wine posted chef Joshua Skenes's profile with the news, Grub shared that…
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Dining, SFoodie Win-Win: For Skenes, an <em>F&W</em> Nod; for Kauffman, a Hot Pineapple Bun

Win-Win: For Skenes, an F&W Nod; for Kauffman, a Hot Pineapple Bun

Today's notes on national stories, local trends, random tastes, and other bycatch dredged up from the food media. 1. Congratulations are in order. As many of the food blogs picked up on before the official announcement, Joshua Skenes, chef…
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Dining, SFoodie Saison's Owners Are Too Damn Busy, the Yelp Case Is Too Damn Sketchy

Saison's Owners Are Too Damn Busy, the Yelp Case Is Too Damn Sketchy

Today in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene. Grub Street has a word with Saison's Josh Skenes re: what's up with Decantr, which was a wine bar with small plates (SFoodie just loved the…
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Dining, SFoodie No. 88: Decantr's Chicken Liver Mousseline

No. 88: Decantr's Chicken Liver Mousseline

Decantr, Saison's casual little sister up front at Stable Café, has what pretty much every wine bar SFoodie's every sipped a Syrah in has…
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Dining, SFoodie Chicken Liver Mousseline at Decantr

Chicken Liver Mousseline at Decantr

Wednesday, December 15, 2010 Chef-sommelier duo and Mina veterans Josh Skenes and Mark Bright have fine dining in their DNA helixes. Saison, which launched in 2009 as a pricey weekend pop-up in the events space at the back of Stable…
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Dining, SFoodie The 30-Year-Old Chefs Influencing What You Eat

The 30-Year-Old Chefs Influencing What You Eat

Our favorite morsel from the Web. Argue on your own time whether the Spice Kit guys belong with Ravi Kapur, Corey Lee, and James Syhabout. The August issue of San Francisco magazine has house food scribe Josh Sens waxing all…
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Dining, SFoodie At Stable Cafe, an Expanded Saison Gathers 'Round the Hearth

At Stable Cafe, an Expanded Saison Gathers 'Round the Hearth

Inside Scoop has been documenting the changes stirring Saison, chef Joshua Skenes' fine-dining installation at Stable Café. That includes the centerpiece (well, not counting the kitchen's new Molteni range, the gastro equivalent of the Escalade) cooking hearth, which Skenes plans…
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Dining, Eat Saison: Haute cuisine in the country

Saison: Haute cuisine in the country

At Saison, Joshua Skenes' celebration of 21st-century haute cuisine, the whole notion of fine dining is upended. Sure, the kitchen assembles Osetra caviar, lobster sashimi, juicy filets of organically raised lamb, and mushrooms foraged from the roots of Japanese pine…
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