At her parents' house in Little Saigon, Ann Le scatters tender green mint, cilantro, and basil over two bowls of rice vermicelli. She's making the herb-noodle salad called bún, a dish so beloved that it often claims a whole section on local Vietnamese restaurant menus. Bún seems infinitely adaptable, a bed for whatever you want to put on it: Pork chops with shallots and onion? Gingery fried chicken? Braised eggplant?
Eating at Alfred’s Steakhouse in San Francisco inspired us to tackle that magnificent multi-course experience at home. First, we sent out invites with the menu (to make sure our friends knew to come hungry!) and enlisted one friend ahead of time to help with plating. Then, to make the cooking less overwhelming, we spread it out over several days (and there’s no shame in omitting a couple of the sides to make it easier!).
That’s the challenge chef Daniel Patterson faced when his restaurant group began updating Alfred’s Steakhouse in San Francisco in 2015. Founded in 1928 by an Italian immigrant named Alfred Bacchini, the restaurant was beloved for its grandeur, genteel hospitality, and old-school cuisine. Taking on a classic restaurant—particularly the iconic American steakhouse—wasn’t immediately easy for Patterson, who is renowned for sophisticated modernist techniques at his flagship restaurant, Coi.
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Selecting a term
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