SF - Monte Cristo Cafe Closed
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.
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.
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.