Pisco Latin Lounge
With its 26 foot long ebonized bar and Italian marble flooring, Pisco Latin Lounge (www.piscosf.com) is the first pisco bar in the United States; drawing its spiritual inspiration from the historic Bank Exchange Saloon where “Pisco Punch”, was invented in the early 1900s. However, PISCO is decidedly not an exercise in nostalgia. Black leather sofa lounge seating in front, intimate cocktail tables for two against a brilliant red wall of woven paper, eclectic latin influenced music, plus a “floating island pagoda” surrounded by a water feature with changing lights that sends ripples of color up the surrounding walls, makes PISCO a thoroughly contemporary spot for a casual drink, light pre or post performance meal or a large group together. PISCO will feature bar food that takes its lead from across the Spanish speaking world; combining textures and flavors in ways that equally pay homage to the culinary innovators of Spain and the late night clubs of Buenos Aires. Savory modern tapas and piqueos sure to satisfy lounge patrons include Peruvian Tiradito (a distinctive crudo offering) Sardinas Rellanas white bean puree and hazelnut picada, Queso Fundido grilled aged provolone, spanish escalivada; Peruanitos peruvian inspired mini-burgers served with yucca shoestrings, La Ropa Vieja del Pastor Cuban slow-braised pork shoulder, guajillo-pasilla salsa, and Bolitas de Quinoa Frita quinoa risotto balls, shitake, romesco salsa among the intriguing offerings. Sweets will be far from ordinary with Bomba de Chocolate of chocolate ganache, cocoa crème anglaise, guanabana creme, Barbaro Roll with caramelized pecans, popped amaranth, lucuma mousse and Chef Schenk’s nationally acclaimed Alfajores cookies. Prices will range from $8 - 15 for savories including Artisan Cheese and Chaucuterie Platters to share and $5 - 7 for sweets. Party platters and reception menus will build on Pisco’s own creations as well as many of Schenk’s already popular catering offerings plus specialty drink packages for groups will be offered. Pisco Latin Lounge serves 6 days a week from 5pm to midnight pm with late menu available on Friday and Saturday until 1am. The bar is open for drinks only 1 hour past kitchen closure. The weekly entertainment schedule will feature DJ vibes plus special event live music and the nightly “Social Hour” from 5-6:30pm will offer weekly changing cocktail specials perfect for after work or before performance relaxation. Private and semi-private parties and receptions available for 15 to 80 guests with a connecting door to Destino for larger functions. For more information please call 415.874.9951 or visit www.piscosf.com.