The big push started when Sarah and Evan got the keys to their restaurant space on the first of May. For nearly three months carpenters, plumbers, electricians, Sarah and Evan ripped out walls, moved bathrooms, replaced walk-in refrigerators, and refurbished stoves. What seemed like an impossible task only three months ago has been completed with a beautiful restaurant and an exciting menu.
Lots of people supported the effort. Family and friends contributed to the Kickstarter Project. Maz Naba, in charge of the front of the house, has been responsible for developing a unique wine list and some clever cocktails. Said-Jonathan Eghbal, the interior designer, helped Sarah and Evan realize the image they had for the space. Gabe, the amazing carpenter, solved countless construction problems and paid attention to details. Postcard Communications implemented a creative public relations program which included a web site capturing the feel of the space and the food.
The space is finished. It accomplishes the goal of welcoming the diner in a relaxed but stylish atmosphere. A huge steel red support beam has become an important part of the decor. The walls are covered with rustic wood salvaged from an old sawmill. Colors are muted blues, greens, and wood tones. Lights hang down from the ceiling on industrial pipes to complete the relaxed environment while tables and chairs pick up the comfortable feel.
Sarah and Evan plan to change the menu frequently to reflect the freshest available local ingredients. Still, you can get an idea of what some of your choices might be from a look at their sample menu:
- wild fennel levain with house-cultured butter
- sardine chips with horseradish and wild arugula
- plancha bread with roasted cauliflower sprouts
- peas, marble potatoes and nasturtium vinaigrette
- ricotta agnoloti, pork belly, favas, douglas fir
- duck breast, stone fruit, farro, cress
- hanger steak, button mushrooms, piperade, nettles
Unfortunately we couldn’t share in the festivities of opening night, but we plan to visit the restaurant soon.
You can check it out, too
Rich Table, 199 Gough, San Francisco, CA 94102, 415-355-9085, richtablesf.com