SF - Monte Cristo Cafe Closed
Saw a sign that Sens opens October 1. Probably a firm date since the restaurant inherited all of its permits etc. from MCC.
FWIW the Chron reported yesterday that Anthony Lemortellec, former chef of MCC, is now at Plouf.
Chron has some info today: chef Michael Dotson, pastry chef Shuna Lydon, North African, Greek and Turkish influences, local / sustainable, opening late next month.
This place is coming full circle--Splendido, the first restaurant to open in the space after Pat Kuleto's circa-1990 makeover, started with a strongly Greek-influenced pan-Mediterranean menu before heading in a more strictly Italian direction.
Before we got a chance to try it, sadly, as it sounded perfect for a query I posted a few weeks ago. I can't imagine the name helped, I was always reminded of the restaurant near the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland.
Always sad when a good business closes.