Chef Dominique Crenn is to open her first wine bar in San Francisco, with a menu that pays homage to France's classic dishes and best chefs.
Bar Crenn, which opens on 20 February in the adjacent building to her two-Michelin-starred Atelier Crenn restaurant, will be, the chef announced in an Instagram post, a “sensual and intimate space” to enjoy “the great wines of France" and "a small low-proof cocktail selcetion with a nod to old-style French aperitifs," from producers that "channel [a] shared philosophy of environmental responsibility, where vignerons and domaines are showcased that prioritise traditional methods of viticulture, as well as careful and thoughtful stewardship of the land.”
Dear friends, dear media Bar Crenn will opened on February 20th 2018, adjacent to @atelier.crenn Extension of @atelier.crenn , Bar Crenn will also have its own entity. The wine: In this sensual and intimate space Wine Director Matt Montrose @sommtrose has amassed a collection of the great wines of France and beyond that channel our shared philosophy of environmental responsibility, where vignerons and domaines are showcased that prioritize traditional methods of viticulture as well as careful and thoughtful stewardship of the land. A rotating collection of wines are available by the glass as well as a more developed bottle list of some remarkable producers of world-class wine. There is also a cocktail program that offers a small low-proof cocktail selection with a nod to old-style French aperitifs, but with a modern and localized element of Northern California ingredients and inspirations. Food: homage to the classics of French gastronomy, Bar Crenn will featured recipes kindly donated to us by @alainducasse @benoitny @yannickalleno @guillaume_gomez_ @lallement_arnaud @lavaguedor @aubergedelill @ericfrechon @guysavoy @geraldpassedat @sylvestre_wahid @pierre_sang and many more. We will featured also our own take on the French classics. Our team haven been working for the last month to perfect those French classics @chef.michael @jonny_black_cuisinier @osielgastelum We are excited to welcome you? Designer: @karanbradyinteriors
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All that drinking is bound to make one peckish, so Crenn has gathered together recipes donated by an assortment of top French chefs, including Alain Ducasse, Yannick Alléno and Guy Savoy, which will be served alongside her own interpretations of French classics.
This will be Crenn’s third spot in the city, alongside Atelier and the bistro-style Petit Crenn.