If you’re celebrating the launch of a food-and-wine issue, there are few local night spots as cozy and chic as Marianne’s at The Cavalier.
After a long, pandemic-led closure, the private room was the setting for an intimate gathering, thanks to hosts and business partners James Nicholas and executive chef Jennifer Puccio (and San Francisco’s proof of vaccination rule). “For me, the best part of the party was the atmosphere,” said tech entrepreneur Orkut Büyükkökten. “Nobody had masks; everyone had fun. It felt like the era before COVID, like things are going back to normal.”