James Syhabout of Commis––Oakland’s only Michelin-starred restaurant––is adding a cocktail bar next door at 3861 Piedmont Ave.
The space will be called C.D.P., for chef de partie, or station chef.
Whereas Commis (French for “apprentice”) offers a broader tasting experience, C.D.P has a narrower focus.
Eater reports that the wine list will specialize in Champagne and brandy, with a menu that's focused on snacks and small plates.
With a 10-seat bar and a 14-seat lounge, the bar's layout will reportedly mirror the neighboring restaurant, with a door that connects the spaces. SFGate reports that the restaurant will briefly close near the end of the construction period so contractors can create a doorway.
"I've done the design for this myself," Syhabout told SFGate."I love design and this was in my head for over two years."
Syhabout, an Oakland native, has a had an eventful year.
Construction on C.D.P. began on May 1 and should be complete by the fall.
Commis (510-653-3902) is located at 3859 Piedmont Ave. and is open from 5 to 9:30pm Wednesday through Saturday, and 5 to 9pm Sunday.
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