Lazy Bear Times Two

Inside Lazy Bear SFLazy Bear is one of those few places that make me jump when tickets on go sale. Sometimes on a Monday, sometimes on a Wednesday, the French-Laundry-like frenzy always begins at noon PST. Once you’re in, move quickly. Select a date, time and number of guests on the calendar. You’ll receive an email confirmation once the reservation is complete.

– Join the Lazy Bear SF mailing list and enter all your information. This will save you time when making a reservation.
– If you want friends to join, get their tickets now. They probably won’t be able to get the same seating and date if they log in at a later time (learned the hard way).

The tasting menu pricing varies between $145 and $175 per person depending on day and time, for 14+ courses. Beverage pairings are available at an additional $85. It’s a bit steep but the pairings are always interesting and add another layer to the experience.

To get the most out of Lazy Bear, we prefer the 6:00pm to the 8:00pm seating. While the format is the same – first four to five courses upstairs and remaining courses in the main dining hall – after dinner, you have a chance to watch an encore performance by the very talented team from the loft space while sipping a final libation. Here are some images to whet your appetite. Enjoy.

Congratulations Chef David Barzelay and his crew for their recent Michelin star!

Inside Lazy Bear SFA lovely display of decanters near the main floor bar.  |  Our table.

IMG_6292Spelt & rye dinner roll with house cultured butter, one of the few times I devour bread.

lazy-bear-legumes-aug2015Legumes, summer squash, bell pepper, fennel and saffron nage : Paired with Aligote, Pierre Morey, “Bourgogne Aligote,” Burgundy, France 1998

lazy-bear-collage-aug2015Fresh corn grits with duck ham  |  Grilled Berkshire pork shoulder, grilled peach, turnip, succulents, stonefruit tare : Paired with White Blend, Salina Wine Company, Redwood Valley, Mendocino County, California 2012  |  Miyazaki ribeye cap, tomato, black garlic, eggplant : Paired with Syrah, Bernard Levet, “La Landonne,” Cote Rotie, Rhone Valley, France 2009

lazy-bear-white-sesame-melonWhite sesame, green melon, sake lees, rose geranium : Paired with Tokimeki sake (sparkling), Harushika Brewery, “Happo Jummai,” France, 2009

lazy-bear-dessert-aug2015Blue corn, blueberry, whiskey |  Semifreddo Vietnamese coffee  |  Red velvet, red berries  |  Caramelized Apricot, hazelnut, milk chocolate

Kumamoto Oysters Lazy BearPre-dinner snacks of Kumamoto oysters with tomato and caviar : Paired with Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs, Gaston Chiquet, Vallee de la Marne, Champagne, France MV

Lazy Bear interior and menuView from upstairs | The kitchen | Our dinner Field Guide

Lazy Bear SF Aged Duck Foie Gras HuckleberryClockwise from top left:
Matsutake & cypress broth  |  Spelt & rye dinner roll  |  Brown rice, huckleberry, foie gras, cabbage : Paired with Vernatsch, Baron Widmann, Sudtirol-Alto Adige, northeast Italy 2013  |  Grilled aged duck, quince, collard greens : Paired with Pinot Noir, Von Winning, “II,” Deidesheim, Pfalz, Germany 2012

Lazy Bear SF Lamb TartareLamb tartare, sunflower and its seeds, apple, sumac (almost too pretty to eat) : Paired with Roditis, Tetramythos, Patras, Peloponnese, Greece 2011

Lazy Bear Olive Oil, Apple, LemonOlive oil, apple, lemon, green herbs : Paired with Cider, Ciderie Bigoud, “Le Brun, ” Plovan, Brittany, France

Lazy Bear Black Sesame DessertBlack sesame, forbidden rice, cocoa, cassis, activated charcoal powder (nicknamed “goth prom dress”) : Paired with Porto, Quinta da Rosa, “Passagem” Late Bottled Vintage Port, Douro, Portugal 2010

Lazy Bear SF DessertsTreats: Semifreddo Vietnamese Coffee | Sticky Toffee Pudding, Fig, Red Walnuts | Earl Grey Macaron, scotch, pear, ginger

Kitchen at Lazy Bear SFThe amazing kitchen crew. | The awesome pastry chef, Maya, speaking about the black sesame dessert and other after-dinner treats.

Thanks for the mind-blowing experience. We heart this crew: Akeel, Alan, Andrew, Anna, Antonio, April, Cedric, Chris, Claudia, Conor, Cruz, David, Derek, Dorian, Emilio, Genna, Hanley, Helen, Jarrod, Jeremy, Joachim, Jordan, Jude, Laura, Lily, Lindsay, Keith, Kirk, Maya, other Maya, Melissa, Mepham, Nicolas, Nicole, Nikolas, Renier, Rosie, Ryan, Satterfield, Shyamali, Spencer, Tabitha, Tyler, Vanessa (and anyone I accidentally left out)

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