Just as we were posting about the possibility of popular New York eatery Blue Ribbon coming to San Francisco on the coattails of Brooklyn Bowl — and the Bromberg brothers’ earlier hints this year that they might like to do something in S.F. since they visit their dad out here anyway — we catch wind that the Brombergs are already here. As of a few weeks ago, they’ve signed a partnership deal with Renaissance Hotels bringing a Blue Ribbon Classics menu to the bars and lounges of a series of their hotels nationwide, beginning with our very own Stanford Court Hotel. The brothers remember being taken by their dad to Fournou’s Ovens, the famed restaurant in the hotel that closed in 2008 after 35 years.
Now, they’ll be bringing twelve of their comfort food classics to the lounge at the hotel — but not, obviously, to the menu at Aurea, the full-service restaurant that replaced Fournou’s Ovens. “Blue Ribbon has a loyal following behind their delicious food, has a singular dedication to quality and is known for go-to signature dishes like their incredible fried chicken,“ says Tina Edmundson, a senior vice president at Marriott/Renaissance.
The new menu of Blue Ribbon Classics will include:
• Northern Fried Chicken Wings
• Manchego and Honey Toast
• Smoked Salmon Toast
• Grilled Cheese Panini
• BBQ Pork Sliders
• Fried Rock Shrimp
Could this mean that a new Blue Ribbon Brasserie is next on their list of empire building plans in San Francisco? Time will tell.
Renaissance Hotels Announces Partnership with Blue Ribbon [Marriott]
Earlier: Brooklyn Bowl and Blue Ribbon to Revive the New Mission Theater? [Grub Street]
Blue Ribbon Boys Eye SF? [Grub Street]