Finally, one of the Lower Haight’s longest-running guessing games can come to an end.
Fifteen months after RNM closed, 598 Haight Street is officially getting a new tenant: a restaurant called Maven.
Maven is described on its new, barebones Facebook page as “an innovative bar concept opening soon in San Francisco. Inspired cocktails. Delicious food. Flawless Harmony.”
The restaurant is the brainchild of co-owners Jay Bordeleau and David Kurtz. Bordeleau most recently spent 1.5 years as manager at Beretta, before which he served as sommelier at various spots around town including Nectar and the now-closed Bacar and Mecca. Kurtz, meanwhile, was service captain at Michael Mina and Coi, general manager at Saison, and food runner/wine assistant at Gary Danko. So, these two have some experience in the SF dining scene.
But what about Maven’s menu, you ask? We don’t know much, other than this additional blurb on the restaurant’s Facebook page:
“At MAVEN’s core is a paired menu, which couples creative cocktails, eclectic wines and international beers with choice culinary selections, in perfect harmony. Our expertise crafts pairings that are technically advanced, yet remain casually approachable.”
No word on a planned opening date (other than “Fall 2011“), but we’re gathering more info and will, of course, keep you updated.