Lauren Kiino's Popping Up Again
Where: Coffee Bar, 1890 Bryant (at Mariposa), 551-8100
When: Thu., April 14; seatings at 6 and 8 p.m.
Cost: $35 for three courses; optional $15 wine pairing
The rundown: "Why is Lauren Kiino cooking dinners at Coffee Bar?" SFoodie once asked. Answer: Kiino lives near Coffee Bar, and the monthly pop-ups give her a chance to stretch out, with dishes more intricate than the ones we love at beautifully rustic Il Cane Rosso. That's good enough for us.
Menu highlights: slow-roasted spring lamb with farro, fennel, and green olive salad; English pea risotto with Crescenza and sorrel; pistachio financier with poached rhubarb and crème anglaise
Reservations: e-mail email@example.com, indicating number of guests and first and second choice of seatings