Acclaimed Bar Director Russell Davis and Chef Randy Lewis (the former being the co-star of Spike TV’s Bar Rescue; the latter name Food & Wine “Best New Chef” in 2001) will come together to create the aesthetic vision for Bergerac, the area's latest joint located beneath Audio Discotech (same owners) in SoMa.
Menu notables will include the Bergerac Egg (a freezer cured yolk wrapped in black pudding and crisped in Anchor Summer Beer tempura); the Berger Slider a double patty with whole milk American cheese [Ed. note: "Fuck yeah, American Cheese!"], caramelized shallots, heirloom tomato, ‘R’ sauce, and bone marrow butter on a toasted bun); Tuna ‘Kitfo’ (pictured here, served on Injera flatbread); and ‘Fried Pickles’ made with crispy pickled pig’s ears topped with dill pollen-fermented buttermilk dressing; and Fiscalini Vintage Bandaged Cheddar Gougéres with scotch highland fondue).
Best of all, the decor, according to the press release, goes a little something like this: "The turn of the century, eclectic design of Bergerac by Josh Rowland is loosely based on Villa Nelcotte, an Art Nouveau-styled mansion in the south of France where the Rolling Stones composed their seminal album Exile on Main St."
Girl, you classy.
Opening September 21, you can find Bergerac at 316 - 11th Street (at Folsom); open Tuesday through Saturday, starting at 5:00 p.m. until closing.