The mastermind couple behind the soon-to-be-renamed Bar Tartine are in the works of a second project and we can only imagine that it will be equally as delicious.
As they just revealed to Eater, chefs Nick Balla and Cortney Burns are testing out dishes for a new spot heavier on the Japanese influence, to be called
Balla’s previous experience with O Izakaya shaped the techniques of Japanese cuisine that we will see in this new test kitchen. Burns recently took a research trip to Japan to learn about fermented rice, and both chefs share a passion for the humble and homemade elements in global cuisine, and the ways in which regional cuisines have mixed and mingled over time.
Soon, Bar Tartine will become Crescent, with the kitchen and menu staying the same, and Balla and Burns will be on the hunt for a space to open
For the time being, reservations for one of the Monday prix fixe dinners can be made, which will be $58 per person, and will include “Dishes like black koji and flax seed crackers with salmon roe; fat dumplings with egg and shiso; poached chicken with tomato chili paste; and eggplant with rye