This week Thad Vogler of Bar Agricole opened his new restaurant Trou Normand on the ground floor of the historic Art Deco Pacific Telephone Building in San Francisco. Slated to be open from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m., the restaurant will serve food all day with breakfast sandwiches and coffee in the morning to hearty dishes and cocktails for long, leisurely dinners, although currently they are open for dinner from 5 p.m. A “trou normand” is a traditional French palate cleanser — a shot of brandy, especially Calvados — served between courses of a long meal to settle the stomach. So rightfully so, they will have a wide selection of Armagnac, Cognac and Calvados, mostly sourced directly from Europe.
Look out for the Concreteworks custom floor tiles at the entry and back dining room. The two-toned tiles were made in an old tradition rarely seen in North America. We also made the sinks. Check it out.
Trou Normand | 140 New Montgomery St San Francisco, CA 94105
Articles featuring Trou Normand:
Tablehopper by Dana Eastland
SF Eater by Allie Pape
SF Gate – Inside Scoop by Paolo Lucchesi