Haven Opens at Jack London Square

Oakland, CA – Opening for dinner December 14, 2011 in the Jack London Market is Haven, the latest Daniel Patterson Group project.  Executive Chef Kim Alter (Plate Shop, Ubuntu) will be offering a menu of new California cuisine, featuring whole animal and vegetable preparations, and most items on the menu are meant to be shared.  Some sample dishes are roasted chicken with farro, smoky fettuccine with pancetta and egg, foie chicken jus and fall vegetables, and family-style clams with bacon, bourbon, turnip and sea beans.  Pastry chef Matt Tinder’s desserts include a half dozen profiteroles with salted almond and burnt orange caramel, cocoa nib torrone with dated, shortbread and rice sorbet.

Like Patterson’s other restaurants, Scott kester designed the 3,000 square foot space; it features handcrafted and salvaged materials, Shaker-style chairs, plus exposed brick and vintage factory lighting.  There’s also a view of the water and plenty of windows and natural light.  There are 65 seats plus a 12-seat  bar and 12-seat dining counter overlooking the open kitchen.  Hours are Sunday through Thursday 5pm to 10pm, Friday and Saturday 5pm to 11pm.