Monday, August 20th, 2012
UPDATED: More details on Social Club are emerging…
The Chef De Cuisine will be Bob Simontacchi, formerly of Brick and Bottle.
GM Damion Wallace will be heading up the beverage program, and says one of the restaurant’s signature drinks will include egg whites as an homage to Petaluma.
Opening is now slated for Sept. 5 and the preview menu includesstarters of Penn Cove Mussels and nectarines; “Social Plates” for sharing that include pulled pork and pork belly sliders and chicken wings; Entrees of grille dPrather Ranch flatiron steak and Petaluma fried chicken with jalapeno whipped potatoes and baked to order chocolate chunk cookies, roasted figs and chocolate Nutella cake in a cup for dessert.
More SF players moving north: The team behind SF’s CIRCA, The Cosmopolitan and Parlor Bar plan to open The Social Club, in Petaluma this July.
Taking over the long-empty Pazzo space at 132 Keller Street, Exec Chef Steven Levine will create a rustic American menu around a wood-fired oven and grill expected to include smoked short ribs, grilled Angus hangar steak, Prather Ranch burgers and Sonoma fried chicken. Prices will range from $5 to $24. Levine garnered critical acclaim for The Cosmopolitan and was the former chef of Freestyle in Sonoma. Owners are currently looking for a chef de cuisine.
Big names attached include restaurateur Mick Suverkrubbe, designer Lauren Germia ((Blackbird, Churchill, Citizens Band), a beverage program developed by Alex Fox (Bar Tartine, Gary Danko and Myth) and GM Damion Wallace (Wexler’s, Bistro Aix, Gary Danko and Myth).
The bar menu will include 50 bottled craft beers, single malt whiskeys, scotches and bourbons, along with an affordable wine list. Outdoor fire-pits and a large patio are a key outdoor feature planned for the restaurant.