What to Eat

What to Eat at Plate Shop, Opening in Sausalito in Mid-January

Way back in August we talked about Plate Shop, which was originally slated to open over the summer but got moved and moved again, as these things go. Chef Kim Alter (formerly of Aqua and Ubuntu) is now counting on a mid-January opening — around the 14th, but always hard to say — and we have a draft menu that should give you an idea of what her food will be like. We’re most looking forward to the puerco misto (bacon, ears and skin with pig aioli); the celery root soup with whipped lardo; and the whole chicken served with liver mousse, Jameson gelée, crepinette, wing, and caramelized onion jus. Never before did winter sound so good.

Sample Winter Menu - subject to revision and change


Pumpkin seeds roasted with sage salt

Puerco Misto of bacon, ears and skin with pig aoili

Paprika scented potatoes with smoked garlic puree

Belly sliders with celery root slaw, pickled jalapenos and delfino


two ways, miso cured vegetables, dashi gel, mixed seaweeds

Smoked Risotto
urchin, sea beans, nasturtium

Pate en Croute
house made whole grain mustard, pickled salad

Celery Root Soup
whipped lardo, apple, guanciale

Little Gem Wedge
creamy onion vinaigrette, radish, pickled shallot suspension

Spot Prawns
wheat berry, orach, smoked paprika


Confit Char
crispy skin, fish bacon, kohlrabi choucroute, pancetta

charred chickories, cipollinis, soubise, citrus

Braised Lamb Shank
vadovaun carrots, casteltravano salsa verde

The Whole Chicken
liver mousse, Jameson gelee, crepinette, wing, caramelized onion jus

roast squash, hazelnut “gremolata”, turnips

picked from the garden


Vinegar radish
Spicy Broccoli
Citrus green beans


“Carrot Cake”
ginger, cream cheese ice cream, candied carrots

Tapioca Pudding
butterscotch, shortbread

pumpkin, graham, maple

Monkey Bread
cinnamon brioche, brown butter ice cream

Plate Shop - 39 Caledonia Street, Sausalito - opening mid-October - Dinner served weeknights 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., and until 10:00 p.m. on weekends. Closed on Mondays

Earlier: Former Aqua Chef to Open Plate Shop In Sausalito [Grub Street]

What to Eat at Plate Shop, Opening in Sausalito in Mid-January