SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA — Ayesha Curry’s new spot is lit! Figuratively and literally. She calls her place International Smoke, and its reservation list is already booked to mid-February 2018.
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According to San Francisco Chronicle, Ayesha fused fine dining with the art of grilling.
Curry, along with her business partner — Chef Michael Mina — officially opened the restaurant on November 13.
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Check out the following testimonial.
WARNING: The following video contains strong language. Viewer discretion is advised.
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Update: Contrary to sources, via Open Table, you’re actually able to find booking for Ayesha’s International Smoke. It may not be your ideal time, however there are still spaces available this year. You know how people do. Always canceling or changing dates.
AYESHA ON THE DETAILS OF THE RESTAURANT
In an interview with the Chronicle‘s “Inside Scoop,” Mrs. Curry was asked various questions regarding her business venture.
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From music to decor … to staff, Ayesha was in the decision-making.
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While eating, you’ll definitely hear tracks you know and love. The San Francisco Chronicle reports on Curry’s thoughts behind her music selections.
“My thought process with the music was just ‘vibes.’ I wanted people to come and hear any song and think ‘Oh, I love that song.’ There’s going to be some Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder. You might hear French Montana. But the first song I had to put on the list was Sade’s ‘The Sweetest Taboo.'”
While Ayesha admits she’s no expert concerning the aspect of this particular business, she’s making it her point to be a sponge and soak up all experience and knowledge.
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All the while, enjoying wonderful food, of course.
“I was in the restaurant sometimes even when they didn’t want or need me there,” Curry states.
“Sometimes I’ll just stand in the kitchen and observe it all. You have to remember, I’m still learning all of this.”
All in all, a huge “CONGRATULATIONS!” goes to Ayesha.
Absolutely cannot wait!
Inside International Smoke, Ayesha Curry and Michael Mina’s Monument to Barbecue – Eater SF https://t.co/0H2g8hMpBA
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She says this is a dream come true for her. And, we wish her much success.
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