Thursday July 23rd: Martin de Porres

This Thursday we are pleased to welcome back Jeff Banker, formerly the executive chef of Home restaurant and Home on Union where he won praise from Michael Bauer for his creative twist on comfort food. He has also worked at Acme Chophouse, Bix, the Meetinghouse and Postrio. He is currently a private chef in Woodside and is searching for his dream restaurant in San Francisco with his wife, a pastry chef.

MSF profits will go to Martin de Porres House of Hospitality, a free restaurant at 225 Potrero Avenue near 16th Street that has been serving their community since 1971. Their program is especially uplifting because of the altruistic spirit of their volunteers--some of whom are full-time, live on site and earn no money. For us, it was a small revelation about purity and goodness in today's society.


Thai coconut halibut ceviche spoons with crushed corn nuts and micro cilantro - $8 for 3

Grilled peach salad, candied bacon, goat cheese, marcona almonds, lemon verbena vinaigrette - $7 (vegetarian option available)

Sweet corn bisque with a Dungeness crab hush puppy and chive oil - $6 (vegetarian option available)

Mirin and soy braised black cod with foie gras-shitake mushroom sticky rice - $14 (vegetarian option available)

Smurf n' Turf: blue cheese nachos loaded with aged prime ribeye, pickled red onion and ancho cress - $9

PB & J: Berkshire Kurobuta Pork Belly with marinated jicama, pickled jalapeno and cilantro aioli - $6.5

Lung Shan's Vegan Delight: Shitake and Oyster Mushroom Dumplings in Miso Soup - $5.5

S'mores pie with homemade toasted marshmallow fluff - $5

Humphry Slocombe Blue Bottle Vietnamese Coffee Ice Cream - $3.25 per scoop

Notes: $340 to Meals on Wheels, $160 to LGBT Youth Meals Program, $180 to Campaign for Better Nutrition, $270 to St. Vincent de Paul of Alameda County

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