Scandinavian News: Pläj, and a Special Dinner at Bar Tartine
By: Marcia Gagliardi "The Tablehopper"
Pläj’s dining room. Photo via Thrillist.
Plâj is now officially open! This Scandinavian restaurant (wow, SF’s first—finally!) has opened in the former Ovations space at Inn at the Opera. The Scoop shares some additional info: the name is pronounced “play,” and the chef-owner is Roberth Sundell, who came to America from Stockholm 18 years ago. Look for a menu of Scandinavian dishes with some California influences, ranging from krondill poached lobster Skagen with white fish caviar, horseradish, avocado, and chile ($18) to white asparagus, morels, fennel confit, egg 63°C, hollandaise sauce, and fried sourdough ($15). The intimate restaurant has a refreshed look, with 44 seats in all (plus a bar with six seats). Full bar, plus Scandinavian beers on the list. Dinner nightly 5pm–11pm.
333 Fulton St. at Franklin, 415-863-8400.
Oh, since we’re talking Scandinavia for a moment, Bar Tartine is hosting chef Christian Puglisi of Restaurant RELÆ (Denmark) for a very special dinner on Monday July 16th. They are taking reservations now, with bookings from 5:30pm–10pm. Please specify the number in your party and a window of time in which you would prefer to dine.
Marcia Gagliardi writes a popular insider weekly e-column about the SF dining scene, “the tablehopper.” Subscribe for free at www.tablehopper.com.
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