What amounts to the last major opening we’ll be looking forward to this year, Atelier Crenn (3127 Fillmore), will feature, “a modern take on fine-French cuisine, where artistry is at the forefront.” Chef Dominique Crenn told Grub Street earlier about wanting to name the place, in the former PlumpJack Café digs, in honor of her father, who kept a workshop where he painted that the family nicknamed Atelier Papa Crenn. Today, Crenn’s publicity team reveals a few more details about the menu and the space, including how the prix fixe offerings will work.
Menu: It will change seasonally and feature locally sourced products, while drawing on traditions from around the world, “including hand-picked produce from progressive farmers that love our planet, meat, poultry and dairy products from animals raised with loving care, as well as aromatic plants direct from the garden and sustainable seafood,” says Crenn. There will be a prix-fixe starting at $55 per person for three-courses or $95 per person for the Chef’s Tasting menu.
Beer & Wine: There’ll be a list of limited-production, organic and bio-dynamic wines including approximately 35 bottles, 15 by the glass, featuring primarily French, Italian and California wines. Locally produced ports, local micro brewed beers and ales and a dessert wine selection will also be available.
The Space: The design team of Nancy Nielsen and Fernando Bracer are working to evoke” an intimate, modern reinterpretation of a restaurant as a chef’s workshop.” Look for artisan elements and textural references meant to evoke the French culture and countryside.
In addition to 40 seats in the main dining room, Atelier Crenn will also offer an additional private dining area, the Garden Room, with capacity for 24 seated or 50 standing.
Atelier Crenn - 3127 Fillmore Street - Opening for dinner in December.
Earlier: Dominique Crenn Opening Her Own Restaurant in the Former PlumpJack Space [Grub Street]