Ravi Kapur’s Hawaiian- and Asian-inspired pop-up LihoLiho Yacht Club, which got a lot of foodinistas-about-town excited this past spring, is returning in a new location and on a new night of the week this month. Kapur writes in to announce that he’ll be doing the same three-course, family-style affair at State Bird Provisions on two consecutive Sundays, July 15 and 22. He says he’s excited to get to use Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski’s Fillmore restaurant, saying, “In my opinion, [it’s] the most significant restaurant to open this year and will have a profound impact on our dining topography … not to mention the kitchen is stellar and exciting to be able to cook in.”
The pricing is a little different this time: $50 not including beverages, tax, or tip. Make reservations here, and please make sure to honor them, as he’s had a little trouble with last-minute cancellations — but for those of you who like to fly by the seat of your pants you could always try your luck as a walk-in, knowing that some inconsiderate fool might have canceled or no-showed.
Also, if all goes well, Kapur expects to do another Sunday series in August. And as we mentioned before, he’s still on the lookout for spaces in the Mission and potential investors in a brick-and-mortar restaurant.
Below, the preliminary menu, which is subject to change. As before, the food arrives at the table family-style, with twelve dishes in three waves.
LihoLiho Yacht Club at State Bird Provisions
albacore tuna poke, avocado, radish, taro chips
smoked tako, lemon cucumber, fermented turnip, sesame
potato salad, seaweed ranch, crunchy nori
tofu, pickled eggplant, dried shrimp & chili
manilla clams, pork belly, black bean sauce
fried quail korean style
pork ribs with pear, fish sauce & lime
vinegar sausage, vermicelli, peanuts
hurricane corn on the cob
lotus leaf sticky rice
LYC-grind, talk story, get jag 7.15.12
Earlier: The Menu at LihoLiho Yacht Club, Illustrated
Ravi Kapur Looking at Spaces in the Mission for New Restaurant