Enotria Pops Up in San Francisco
By Kaye Cloutman
Photography by Brian Wong
The idea of a pop up dinner is not a new thing for Enotria Executive Chef Pajo Bruich. He’s taken so much pleasure from doing these exciting affairs in the past, so naturally he thought it would be most advantageous to carry out something similar to keep San Franciscans abreast of their remarkable farm-to-fork culinary program to the east, in the state capitol of Sacramento. While San Francisco’s culinary scene garners much-deserved attention and Michelin stars abound here, in our opinion, Sacramento has earned a visit from Michelin, and there are many establishments and chefs taking up residence there which merit attention.
With San Francisco’s Old Saison restaurant as the setting for this delicious event, the well-orchestrated staff and the stunning dishes prepared that evening, we couldn’t help but feel a bit clairvoyant about stars going their direction soon, “I realize that in order to attain my goals as a chef, I will need to keep my staff excited and immersed in the food and wine culture of the Bay Area and at the same time make our dining experience accessible to those who are so tied to the city. San Francisco is a stunning place and we had an absolutely wonderful time doing the dinner there especially after having had an opportunity to work with some of San Francisco’s Michelin-rockstar chefs this past summer” Pajo added. Enotria’s past guest chefs included Michelin two-starred Dominique Crenn of San Francisco’s Atelier Crenn; Michelin-starred Matthew Accarrino of SPQR in San Francisco; Duncan Holmes of Sons & Daughters; Michelin-starred Aaron London, formerly of Ubuntu in Napa; Alex Talbot of Ideas in Food; and Michelin-starred Joey Elenterio, formerly of Chez TJ in Mountain View.
1431 Del Paso Blvd Sacramento, CA 95815