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Melissa Perello Returns With the Arrival of Frances

Photos: Jennifer Yin, 12/2/09

This week marks the anticipated return of Melissa Perello to the Bay Area dining scene with the opening of her first solo project, Frances, last night in San Francisco. Once upon a time, Perello made her name at upscale destinations like Aqua, Charles Nob Hill and Fifth Floor, and warranted national attention as a Food & Wine Best New Chef and James Beard nominee. However, in sticking with a sense of time and place, Frances is more of a sophisticated neighborhood spot than a fine dining one.

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