San Francisco has the first fine-dining restaurant for dogs, where pampered pooches can enjoy a tasting menu for $75.
At a time when the restaurant industry is facing unprecedented challenges, a new breed of restaurant has opened in the US. The hospitality industry in San Francisco is famously under pressure with rent and overheads, as well as soaring costs and an ongoing staffing crisis. However, it is rumoured that dogs outnumber children in the city, which may explain the luxury restaurant Dogue.
The Dogue menu offers delicious, nutritious dishes for lucky doggies, including a rose-shaped cake filled with wild venison heart, chicken-mushroom soup prepared tableside, chicken-skin waffles and ‘dogguccinos’.
The restaurant is the brainchild of Rahmi Massarweh, a professional chef trained in classical French cuisine, and his wife Alejandra. With four dogs of their own, the chef’s interest switched from feeding humans to feeding dogs, and developing high-end doggie cuisine from pasture-raised, grass-fed meat, and seasonal, organic vegetables.
The restaurant also offers ‘bespoke meal plans’ for dogs that cater for dogs' individual needs, such as allergies. There is the ‘Pawtisserie’ with a selection of hand-crafted pastries made in-house with recipes designed just for dogs and the ‘Bone Appétit café’, where dogs can enjoy an extensive tasting menu on Sundays.
There is no food available for humans at Dogue, as our canine friends are the only VIPs here.
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