The Bagel Shop Launches Pop-Up Dining Experience ‘Fancy Place’

After opening its doors less than a year ago, The Bagel Shop is expanding its offering with “Fancy Place,” a pop-up dining experience promising an evening of decadent dining among fellow food lovers at the SoMa restaurant.

Ticket holders will enjoy a multi-course meal where the flavors are “inspired by American nostalgia with Italian, French and Asian influences swirled in.” The menu is carefully planned to wow taste buds, and guests are encouraged to bring their own wine and beer.

In an Instagram post, The Bagel Shop described Fancy Place as “a celebration of the good food we love and a wink and a nod to the concept of ‘fine dining,'” while encouraging diners to dress as they please and “bring the most marvelous of vibes with you.”

Fancy Place hosted its first pop-up on Sunday, Feb. 25, and six courses were served. Among the courses was a chicken liver mousse made of brandied apricots and topped with a pickled tomato jam and a Swiss chard Rotolo with besciamella. For dessert, a creamsicle panna cotta with passionfruit gloss and olive oil cake was a smash hit. The menu will change each month to dishes that are inspired by what’s most fresh from the shop’s local vendors.

Behind the team is executive chef Trevor Papsadora, co-owner of The Bagel Shop, sous-chef McNeill Eggart and pastry chef Monica Chatterton. Co-owner Myles Roberson curates the guest experience and wine selection with the help of Faith Hurtado.

“Our first dinner service went too well,” Papsadora says. “The energy in the room was buzzing. We were thrilled to receive such beautiful feedback on not just the food, but the experience as a whole. It has never been just about bagels for us. Fancy Place is our very special, once-a-month party where we show off and have fun. Hospitality and guest experience is equally as important as the food, and Fancy Place is an expression of that.”

The Bagel Shop plans to host the Fancy Place pop-up monthly on the last Sunday of the month. Reservations are required to secure a table for two or four. Each ticket includes one six-course meal per person, soft drinks, coffee and tea. For future dinners, a retail bottle shop will be set up for guests to purchase wine by the bottle. Each wine will be carefully selected to pair with the evening’s current menu.

“We cook the food we love and want to share with people,” Papsadora says. “We are excited to welcome you into our space to be a part of that. Ultimately, we want to showcase our brand of hospitality to our community. Dining isn’t just about putting food on a plate and having a cocktail, it’s much more than that for us. Dining at Fancy Place is about sitting back, relaxing and trusting us that the food is delicious and the service is top-tier.”

Tickets are limited and sell out fast, so be sure to follow The Bagel Shop on Instagram and sign up for emails on for alerts.

The Bagel Shop began as a pop-up and we can’t help but wonder if Fancy Place will eventually have a designated spot of its own, too.

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