September News From The Advocate

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

Late Summer Menu Highlights

California boasts a remarkable array of produce year round, but late summer is undoubtedly its finest hour. For chef Dan Hanken, who took over the helm in early July, this means tomatoes, melons, squashes, wax beans, corn and more tomatoes in exciting new dishes like our Heirloom Tomato and Melon Salad, Grilled Summer Squash with corn, cannellini beans, harissa and couscous and Wild Gulf Shrimp Risotto with cherry tomatoes, yellow wax beans, Calabrian chilies.

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Wild Gulf Shrimp Risotto cherry tomatoes, yellow wax beans, Calabrian chilies


Other notable additions to the menu include Fried Wax Beans with tahini, Blistered Shishito Peppers, a Chicory Caesar, Maitake Mushroom Toast and Radiatore with house-made fennel sausage. We also just added a Chocolate Terrine to our dessert menu and each night features an evolving selection of house-made ice creams and sorbets.


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Chocolate Terrine raspberries, white chocolate feuilletine, orange


Short Run Cocktails 

In addition to our ever-changing list of house cocktails, bar manager Matthew Campbell has lately been dropping some small batch cocktails on the menu of the “while they last” variety…

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Golden Mary St. George green chili vodka, Suze, heirloom tomato, coriander, Morita chile


Recent examples include Wright’s Whiskey Punch (named after the our building’s longtime tenant Wright’s Auto Body – see blog piece here) and the Golden Mary, a subtler sister to the Advo Bloody (still on the menu!).


Advocate Daytime Catering – Now open for Business

 We’ve recently developed some daytime large group catering menus for office lunches, meetings and other large gatherings – anywhere from 20-200+ people. The menus are meant to be shared buffet-style. We deliver hot, delicious food to your door, ready to serve. For more information, please contact us at


Group Dining and Events at The Advocate

It’s not too early to start booking your holiday parties and other fall gatherings! We offer a range of group dining and event offerings at The Advocate for groups of all sizes. For groups from 8-12 people, we offer a Table 20 experience at our community table. We can also carve out sections of our dining room for larger groups up to 30 people, and for groups larger than 50 we offer full buyout options. We can customize the menu to suit your needs, but in all cases it will be a multi-course family style meal.

Please contact us directly at and we can design an event for your group.

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Table 20

Here’s a sample multi-course family style menu:


On arrival 

Warm Olives

Hog island Oysters on the half shell, Meyer lemon-celery mignonette ($7 per person supplement)



Fried Yellow Wax beans tahini dipping sauce 

Blistered Shishito Peppers sea salt

Maitake Mushroom Toast ricotta, truffle, espelette, basil

Duck Liver Mousse pickled currants, crushed pistachios, peach mostarda, fennel 

Little Gems and Cress green goddess dressing, sourdough crostini, navel orange, avocado



Wood-grilled Hanger Steak blistered shishito peppers, roasted onions, fried potatoes, chermoula

Grilled Summer Squash corn, cannellini beans, harissa, couscous

Wild Gulf Shrimp Risotto cherry tomatoes, yellow wax beans, Calabrian chilies



Warm Ginger Cake blueberries, Meyer lemon ice cream, candied pistachios, apricot sauce


We hope to see you soon at The Advocate!


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