In his new column, Chron foodie Michael Bauer sounds more than titillated by the concept of Saison, a new restaurant from partners Joshua Skenes and Mark Bright that is set to begin service one night a week only with a set menu. From the sound of it, after a few sold out weeks they'll likely be serving three nights a week, but this does serve as another example of ingenuity in the face of economically uncertain times in the restaurant biz.

The place is opening this coming Sunday (already sold out) in an old stable adjacent to the Stable Café at 2124 Folsom, and diners will enter the kitchen, be greeted by Chef Skenes (pictured), and get a close-up look at the evening's ingredients. We look forward to saving our nickels and getting a table there sometime in early 2010.