Bay Area restaurant Saison is now offering an à la carte menu at its 14-seat salon/bar. According to Eater SF, it was a "bit of a challenge" for the two-star Michelin restaurant to finally arrive at the idea. Initially, they started out with a $48 salon tasting menu, then bumped it to a minimum of $88 before just getting rid of it altogether in favor of the current eight-item, rotating à la carte option. Chef Joshua Skenes tells Inside Scoop SF that "prices may range from as low as $12, up to $38 for an entree-like portion of meat." Expect dishes like Monterey Bay abalone served with rice and abalone liver stew ($20), and cherry-roasted wood pigeon ($38). Also note that reservations are accepted and actually, recommended."
The concept of a pay-as-you-go meal is a new one at Saison; the restaurant previously served only $298 (up from $248 this past April) tasting menus in its 18-seat dining room.
· New Lounge Menus at Saison and Manresa [Eater SF]
· Saison unveils an a la carte food menu in its salon area [Inside Scoop SF]
· All Saison Coverage on Eater [-E-]