Haute Living had first dibs on some exciting new changes SF’s super hip haute spot, RN74.
The chic and sexy Mina restaurant hosted a media dinner to welcome new executive chef and partner, Adam Sobel. Sobel brings with him an impressive career that spans coast to coast, which includes holding the title of executive chef at two of the top restaurants in the country, BOURBON STEAK in Washington D.C. and RM Seafood at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.
Named after Route Nationale 74, the main highway that runs through the Burgundy wine region of France, RN74 brings a quaint and chic feel to the main floor of the Millennium Tower at 301 Mission Street. With inspiration of the French countryside, it is no wonder there is such a diverse wine list and that pairings are extremely important to this superb Mina Group restaurant. Sobel believes strongly that every dish should have the perfect wine match, which makes RN74’s outstanding wine menu an impeccable fit.
Adam is eager to take full advantage of the finest Northern California local produce and superior ingredients. Some of the food menu highlights include the slow-cooked Alaskan Halibut, which is served with array of fresh vegetables and cooked in coconut-lime butter and topped with cashews. Another popular favorite is the lightly cured Hawaiian yellowtail uniquely garnished with black olive sorbet, grapes, cucumber, and yuzu giving this dish a crisp and innovative burst of flavor.
Other stand out and distinctive menu options include, the frog legs “A La Tartare”, that are perfectly seasoned with black garlic, toasted cumin, and crispy brioche and the sea urchin and dungeness crab tartine, which is served grilled on della fattoria bread, with woodlands lardo, and lemon rouille.
The heritage pork loin and crispy belly prepared with butter pecan pain perdu, warm bacon cherry vinaigrette, and black trumpets is definitely worth trying. Other not to be missed dishes are the beautifully displayed marinated beets and burrata and the asparagus frites served with lemon aioli.
Complete the evening with one of the delightful desserts such as the exciting spin on the classic pavlova. RN74’s version complements the light and airy meringue with basil, hibiscus, strawberries, and Sicilian pistachios.
One of RN74’s best-kept secrets is their Sunday Supper. A weekly seasonal three course tasting menu for only $39 and is expertly paired with a $30 bottle of wine by the Sommelier. What a perfect way to finish a week in style.
[Reported by Darren Anderson]