Chef Russell Jackson disregards the rules, except the one that mandates eating food that’s in season. This he takes seriously at his restaurant, Lafitte, in an elegant version of his earlier guerrilla-style SubCulture Dining experience with emphasis on “a menu of logic”: food that “makes sense that day.”
Members are invited to Lafitte for a six-course dinner for two on “The Plank”—the long wood chef’s table a mere foot away from the action in the kitchen—with wine pairings and a menu that depends on the ingredients of the day.
The menu will change according to each guest, day and time (i.e. no two meals are the same). But what doesn’t is its foundation in classic French bistro fare. Favorite items include the Bleu de Montagne Montbriac Kobe Burger served with heirloom tomato, “fire in da hole!” aioli and frites. And the veal porterhouse that delightfully pulls together spicy mizuna, roasted eggplant, fingerling potatoes and lemon vinaigrette, served for two.
Come see for yourself why Michael Bauer of SFGate.com recommends that this impressive newcomer is worth checking out.
— Jessica Turpin, Gilt City Editor