At any hot new San Francisco spot, it’s almost a given that the ingredients will come from local purveyors. But at the month-old chef’s table upstairs at Charlie Palmer’s Burritt Room + Tavern, which goes by the name BR+Table, the dishes themselves—along with the glasses and the table and the linens—are local, too. Here, a look at BR+Table’s hyper-artisanal approach to dining.
They’re the result of a collaborative effort from chef Luke Knox and artist Jennifer Issaverdens of Issa Pottery, located in Sausalito. Made with California clay, these dishes are meant to feel natural and organic with colors that evoke the state’s forests and mountains, as well as the Pacific Ocean.
Issaverdens created the drinking glasses from recycled wine bottles. While not all of the bottles originated in California, the wines were all drunk locally.