Atelier Crenn

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Chef Dominique Crenn of Atelier Crenn - San Francisco, CA

3127 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 440-0460
www.ateliercrenn.com
Hours: Tue-Sat 6pm-10pm

For Chef Dominique Crenn, cuisine is art and menus are a poem. Her two Michelin-starred Atelier Crenn is an ode to the canvas of cuisine, a house of “poetic culinaria” where the chef embodies both her French heritage and her deeply creative imaginings in a truly unique tasting menu. Bare wooden tables, Edison bulbs, and a wicker-laced ceiling set an understated backdrop in the Marina restaurant, where guests are wowed by Crenn’s thought-provoking creations. The menu comes with a personal story from Crenn, and each dish is like a picture from a fantasyland, with intricate dots, lavish swooshes, and unexpected textures. Pastry Chef Juan Contreras  inspires similar, wide-eyed enthusiasm; his ethereal desserts—a refreshing pop of eucalyptus-menthol cream or smoky cinnamon-scented brioche—defy traditional plateware (he often builds plates for new dishes) and definition.

Recommended Dishes:
  • Grain and Seeds: Buckwheat, Quinoa, Sunflower, Flax Seed, Pumpkin Seed, Cilantro, Smoked Trout Roe, Smoked Sturgeon Roe, Shaved House Bottarga, and Smoked Bonito Dashi
  • Birth: Duck Consommé, Puffed Wild Rice, Vanilla Pudding, Curry-Apple Pudding, Pickled Bay Mushrooms, Chocolate-Porcini Branches, and Corn Silk Nest
  • Beet-Chocolate Sorbet, Sheep’s Milk Yogurt, Mandarin Purée, and Edible Flowers
  • Flavors of Squash: Spiced Brioche, Celery Root Ice Cream, Creamed Butternut Purée, Candied Squash, and Cinnamon Aroma

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