The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene.
First it was the Ritz Carlton Dining Room, and now Inside Scoop reports that Silks, the nearly 25-year-old restaurant at the Mandarin Oriental, is slated to shutter in April. While the hotel will undergo a remodel and change of ownership, the restaurant renovation will take it in a new direction. So far there's no word on the decor or chef that will usher it in to its next phase.
Seeing red: Etcetera Wine Bar is slated to open next Thursday. Eater SF shares that the remodel of the space (from the former Parea days) has left the Valencia St bar with a crimson glow and global wine list.
Inside Scoop spots 50-year-old Haight bar Murio's Trophy Room is closed, and the number is disconnected, too. While they're reportedly closed for renovations, no word yet on when they'll open, or if we'll recognize what we'll see when we're allowed back inside.
Chef News: The pending French restaurant, Bouche, has made an addition to its kitchen. Inside Scoop discovers that Nicolas Borzee (formerly of Coi) will oversee the food, which is expected to be "fresh and different," while also approachable. Interesting.