LIHOLIHO YACHT CLUB

Although I had a blast in DC, minus the freezing temperatures, I also had a sever case of fomo (fear of missing out) as three new restaurants opened in San Francisco, all in the ONE WEEK that I was gone - Mourad, Hawker Fare and Liholiho Yacht Club

Liholiho Yacht Club is a long running pop-up by Chef Ravi Kapur and features Hawaiian and Indian-inspired bites. I was lucky enough to check out one of the pop-ups last summer and have been counting down the days until the brick-and-mortar opened every since!
 
 (Liholiho Yacht Club Pop-Up @ Bloodhound)
 
What: Liholiho Yacht Club - Chef Ravi Kapur assisted by the Nopa/Nopalito team, Allyson Jossel and Jeff Hanak with wine and cocktails from Nopa's famed Lulu McAllister and Yanni Kehagiaras 

When: Dinner Monday - Saturday starting at 5:00pm

Where: The TenderNob - 871 Sutter St.

Decor: Casual and vibrant featuring a yellow-tiled kitchen and fun blue-an-white floor tiles (see if you can find the plateware that matches the tiles!). The "piece de resistance" is a wall size photo of Chef's mom circa 1975 while the instagram charmer is the welcome sign at the door which reads "Aloha" in tiles on the entryway floor.


Bites: Tuna Poke with sesame oil and radish on a nori cracker, Beef Tongue with Kimchi and Cucumber on a Poppy Seed Steam Bun, Bonito Caesar with Chilled Brussels Sprouts, Broccoli Romanesco an Piccolo Basil, Lamb Ribs with Black Vinegar, Dates, Almonds and Watermelon Radish, Manila Clams with Coconut Curry, Fava Leaves, Fresh Turmeric and Garlic Naan, Twice Cooked Berkshire Pork Shank with Pineapple, Thai Basil and Fennel and last but not least, the Baked Hawaii with Caramelized Pineapple Ice Cream and Vanilla Chiffon


Beverages: Wine, wine and more wine

Insider Tips: There's a great bar and communal table, if you can't get a dinner reservation pop in for some snacks and drinks here!

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