Currant: San Diego’s Hottest New Restaurant?

Brasserie cuisine continues to enjoy a vogue among U.S. diners, which explains why so many restaurants showcasing the cuisine are opening on the West coast. The new kid on the brasserie block is Currant, which is scheduled to open in late September on the ground floor of San Diego’s new Sofia Hotel. Critics are lining up the superlatives for superchef Jonathan Pfleuger’s latest endeavor. The 85-seat Currant does an international spin on brasserie dining with dishes like the Sweetbread Club with foie gras mousse, nueske bacon, red onion, and sherry jam; and the Grilled Hanger Steak, served with herb butter, bordelaise sauce, and thyme fries. The space includes a 17-foot-high ceiling, a full-service bar, and art by local artists. Check it out.