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MC Squared Restaurant-Lift off and Recovery?

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MC Squared Restaurant-Lift off and Recovery?

Duke Dee | Feb 2, 2002 06:06 PM

The MCS restaurant responds to the melt down of the up
market downtown restaurant business by recasting itself as an american bistro w/ entrees in the $12-$15
range. Several hundred of "those in the know" showed up last week for a pre-grand opening party. They were
treated to limitless "wood oven roasted Monterey cala-
mari w/ smoked paprika aioli" (moist,greaseless-xclnt)
and "traditional tarte flambee w/ Bellwether farm cheese ans smoked ham(the ultimate thin crust pizza).
An unusual appetizer was smoked sturgeon w/ Tennessee
Paddlefish caviar.On the regular menu is: Yukon Terr-
itory Arctic Char ($13),roasted squab w/ chickpea-
parsley cake($15) and cervena venison chop w/ oyster mushrooms.The comped wines were Wairau River Sauvignon
Blanc(N.Z), Argyle Chardonnay(Oregon),Rutz Cellars
Pinot Noir(Sonoma) and Compte A. de Pampierre Champagne
Cuvee des Ambassadeurs Brut Premier.
Also featured was a large contingent of the self-appointed "free food and drink society"-those overly
entitled freeloaders that haunt restaurant openings and distinguish them selves by their boorish manners and out of style apparel.

MC Squared Restaurant and Bar 470 Pacific Avenue at
Sansome st. SF tel. 415-956-0666

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