Remember last summer when we broke the news that the Blue Macaw (2565 Mission, the space that was also previously 12 Galaxies) was set to become something called Balançoire? Well, the club/restaurant is now open, serving French-Creole food, and they’re having a couple of parties this week. The name, by the way, means “swing” in French, making this the second restaurant to open this year named with a foreign word for a playground item, after Ssisso in Japantown. Food-wise, it looks like it’s just snacks and weekend brunch for now.
Tonight they’re hosting a cocktail benefit for the LGBT Center from 6 to 10 p.m. It’s the first of what will be monthly benefit events, supporting local causes, and this one will feature drag performances and DJs China and Miss Jackson.
Below, the weeknight and brunch menus. Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (pre-Clam Jam).
Balançoire - Night Menu
TRIO of DIPS- HUMMUS | EGGPLANT CAVIAR | ARTICHOKE W/ PITA chips
FRIED ARTICHOKES W/ 2 SAUCES: LEMON AIOLI, CREOLE REMOLADE
FUSILI pasta~ EGGPLANT TOMATO BASIL
VOODOO PRAWNS-~TOMATO salad SPICY LIME SAUCE
FRESH RASBERRIES ALMOND TUILE CHOCOLATE MARSCAPONE CREAM
Balancoire - 2565 Mission Street between 21st and 22nd - 415-920-0577 - Open Wednesday to Thursday, 6 p.m. to midnight; Friday, 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
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