NEW & NOTEWORTHY SF | BELLOTA / by Brackett Bilodeau

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The latest addition to San Francisco’s dining scene comes in the form of Bellota, a sprawling 170-seat eatery complete with a wood-fired hearth, Old World specialties, classic and inventive paellas, and tapas alongside hand-selected Spanish wines against bright Mediterranean design. Executive Chef and Jean-Georges vet Brian McIlwraith channels the spirit of Spain’s traditional dishes, adding his own sense of subtle imagination throughout the extensive menu, with Stephanie Kimura (Absinthe Brasserie & Bar, Boxing Room) behind the pastry program and Absinthe Group’s Collin Nicholas overseeing the bar. Go for a selection of McIlwraith’s tapas along with the Mar Y Montana tower of sea and land for two, and don’t miss out on the Basque vermouth or house “gin & tonic,” made in true Spanish fashion. Contact your Attaché for menu picks and reservations.

888 Brannan Street, San Francisco