|The outdoor patio to be shared by Salumeria and Central Kitchen|
While Thomas McNaughton will technically be overseeing Salumeria, along with Central Kitchen and homestead Flour + Water, he's appointed Matthew Sigler to be chef de cuisine of the deli. You know it's going to have a serious food program if they're bringing in a chef de cuisine. Prior to the promotion of Pollnow and hiring of Michael Gaines at Central Kitchen, McNaughton never had a named chef de cuisine.
The set-up of Salumeria will be largely to go - with a display cases of the day's offerings. Food can be taken to go or enjoyed alfresco at the large communal table on the semi-covered patio that sits between Salumeria and Central Kitchen until about 4 PM, when the space gets turned over to the Central Kitchen guests. The patio itself, designed by Paxton Gate's' landscaping maestro Sean Quigley, is an oasis in the Mission itself, filled with lots of plants and a water feature made from a cast iron pipe flange framed by redwood and raw steel. Heated concrete floors, industrial strength heat lamps and retractable roof will allow for the diners to enjoy the space regardless of the weather. The deli itself will have a utilitarian feel to it, with concrete walls, metal strainers hung upside down as light fixtures and a slotted wood ceiling.
At press time, Salumeria is about three weeks out.
3000 20th Street at Florida Street; slated to open in the beginning of June, serving daily from 9 AM-9 PM.