Last month, noted Danish chef Christian Puglisi of Relæ in Copenhagen, did a guest dinner at Bar Tartine as part of their ongoing Monday "Curiosities" series, and most of the S.F. food elite showed up. Today we get the upcoming schedule for the series, which includes another Danish chef, Bo Bech, who'll be doing a prix fixe feast on September 24. Bech is the chef-owner at Restaurant Geist in Copenhagen, and he previously made his name at Restaurant Paustian, a popular waterfront restaurant open since the late 80s (Bech was there from 2004 until last year).
Chef Nick Balla and baker-owner Chad Robertson toured Copenhagen last year in preparation for the Central/Eastern European revamp at Bar Tartine, and Robertson has maintained contact with chefs he met there like Bech and Puglisi.
London critic Jay Rayner writes of a "rollercoaster of a meal" he had at Geist last year, with "great highs and awful lows." (If you'd like to know more about Bech and his innermost self, you can read his answers to the Proust questionnaire here.)
In any event, the dinner is $110 per person is likely to fill up fast, with seatings from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Reserve at OpenTable or at 415-487-1600.
Below, the other Curiosity Series Mondays coming up. Note that former chef Chris Kronner's burger pop-up last Monday was actually the first of a two-week engagement:
MONDAY, AUGUST 27
with CHRIS KRONNER
6:00p - 10:00p
THE BURGER RETURNS
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3
We will be closed in observance of Labor Day.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
Hungarian feast! Family style dinner featuring whole Mangalitsa Pig from Csarda Haz Ranch and vegetables from Toby at Free Spirit Farm - two neighboring farms in Winters, Ca
One seating at 7:30pm
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
Fermentation feast! With Sandor Katz, author of Wild Fermentation and The Art of Fermentation, celebrating the full flavors of cultured foods.
One seating at 7:00pm
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
Feast with friend and celebrated Danish chef Bo Bech of Restaurant Geist.
5:30p - 10:00p