New, high-profile French eating place, Occitania, now open in Oakland

Some of the Bay House’s maximum loved wonderful eating cooks has opened his first French eating place.

Paul Canales’ Occitania, which is encouraged by means of the Occitan linguistic area of Southern France, opened quietly on June 1 throughout the new Kissel Uptown Oakland Lodge at 2455 Broadway Ave. The Occitan area spans from the alpine area of Italy’s Piemonte all of the strategy to Spanish Catalonia, so you’ll be expecting all kinds of dishes, from pink wine-braised calamari and escargot with beurre d’Andre to Provençal stew with petrale sole, shrimp, artichokes, leeks and aioli.

The bottom-floor eating place, probably the most highly-anticipated openings of the yr, is positioned only some blocks clear of Canales’ famend Spanish eating place, Duende. Previous to opening Duende 9 years in the past, Canales used to be govt chef of now-closed Oliveto in Oakland’s Rockridge community for greater than 10 years.

That have is certain to make Occitania a success, as Canales’ experience spans throughout a thoughtfully-curated menu of hors d’oeuvres ($14-$19), charcuterie plates ($16-$20), soups and salads ($12-$18) and entrees ($28-$50), together with steak frites with sauce verte and red meat and veal sausage with creamed escarole and caramelized apples.

Occitania is open for dinner from 5 to ten:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and till 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday. Main points:

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