Trou Normand is the northern French tradition of a small drink of brandy, usually Calvados, between courses to settle the stomach and reawaken the palate.
Trou Normand focuses on whole-animal butchery and house-made charcuterie using pork from Riverdog Farm and dried meats made from rare Mangalitsa pigs bred exclusively by Csarda Haz Farm and Dinner Bell Farm. We have up to 40 types of salumi and charcuterie available all-day with seasonal sides, pasta and chophouse style cuts of meat for dinner. Lunch is served throughout the week, featuring handmade sandwiches and freshly-brewed Four Barrel coffee. Our menus change daily based on the freshest, local ingredients available.
Our cocktails are based on classic turn-of-the-century recipes made with Brandies and spirits that we meticulously source from small batch producers, including an exclusive selection of Armagnac, Cognac, and Calvados that cannot be found anywhere else in the United States. We also offer several handcrafted beers and a wine list focused mainly on artisanal European producers.
Trou Normand was founded by Thad Vogler – a native of Northern California and owner of San Francisco’s Bar Agricole. Thad began his bartending career while studying literature at Yale in the late 1980s and developed a passion for craft spirits while traveling through Paris and Cuba, where he learned about farmstead rum production and spirits that possess a strong sense of history and place. He has designed and managed bars at several highly acclaimed Bay Area restaurants, including The Slanted Door and Camino, and his farm-based spirits program at Bar Agricole earned him three James Beard nominations for Outstanding Bar Program.
Executive Chef Salvatore Cracco oversees the kitchen and charcuterie program at Trou Normand. He was recently the butcher and sous chef at Bar Agricole and previously had stints at Quince, Cotogna, Blackbird in Chicago, and WD-50 in New York. He also spent several years at Adesso, where he refined his skills for whole-animal butchery and charcuterie.
Trou Normand is located in the historic Pacific Telephone Building at 140 New Montgomery – a classic Art Deco high-rise designed by Timothy Pflueger and built in 1925. The restaurant seats 100 guests and features soaring ceilings, white marble tables & bar, and a gorgeous outdoor patio. Our space is open every day and is available for private parties and events.
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